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24th April 1965: Wigan 8 Featherstone 15
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 13 2012 - 08:40
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Wigan 8 Featherstone Rovers 15 - Saturday 24th April 1965
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League - Championship Play Offs First Round (2nd Place v 15th Place)
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Kevin O'Loughlin, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Cliff Hill, 7. Frank Parr


8. Danny Gardiner, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Tony Stephens, 12. Roy Evans, 13. Laurie Gilfedder

WiganlSubs Used:l

14. Geoff Lyon

WiganlTries:l Cliff Hill, Trevor Lake

Laurie Gilfedder 1


The re-introduced play offs, in a "Top 16" format meant four knockout games would be played to decide the seasons champion. Wigan began with the visit of Featherstone who had finished 15th and were expected to win easily. Rovers though got off to a fantastic start that gave them a 10-0 lead and they never looked back. Both of Wigan's tries only came in the last four minutes and the majority of the biggest crowd of the day went

1964-1965 Championship Play Offs First Round Results

Saturday 24th April 1965
1st Place v 16th Place:l St Helens 23 ll Barrow 7
2nd Place v 15th Place:ll Wigan 8 ll Featherstone 15
3rd Place v 14th Place:ll Castleford 18 ll Hunslet 7 l(Live on BBC 1)
4th Place v 13th Place:ll Wakefield 15 ll Hull 9
5th Place v 12th Place:ll Warrington 10 ll Leigh 4
6th Place v 11th Place:ll Workington 29 ll Swinton 3
7th Place v 10th Place:ll Halifax 28 ll Leeds 11
8th Place v 9th Place:ll Hull KR 26 ll Oldham 14

1964-1965 Championship Play Offs Second Round Results

Friday 30th April 1965
1st Place v 8th Place:l St Helens 24 ll Hull KR 6
7th Place v 15th Place:ll Halifax 31 ll Featherstone 6

Saturday 1st May 1965
3rd Place v 11th Place:l Castleford 11 ll Workington 3
4th Place v 5th Place:ll Wakefield 17 ll Warrington 8

1964-1965 Championship Play Offs Semi Final Results

Saturday 15th May 1965
1st Place v 4th Place:l St Helens 10 ll Wakefield 5
3rd Place v 7th Place:ll Castleford 18 ll Halifax 26 l(Second Half Live on ITV)

1964-1965 Championship Play Offs Final Results

Saturday 15th May 1965
1st Place v 7th Place:ll St Helens 7 ll Halifax 15 l(at Station Road, Swinton - Live on ITV)

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