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26th February 1966: Wigan 8 Halifax 4
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 14 2012 - 17:23
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Wigan 8 Halifax 4 - Saturday 26th February 1966
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. David Stephens, 4. Eric Ashton, 5. Geoff Lyon, 6. Cliff Hill, 7. Frank Parr


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

WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l Billy Boston, Geoff Lyon

Laurie Gilfedder 1


Wigan began their defence of the Challenge Cup with a hard fought victory over Halifax in tough conditions at a Central Park ground that had been flooded just two weeks earlier.

1965-1966 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Friday 25th February 1966
Widnes 23 Brookhouse 5

Saturday 26th February 1966
Barrow 11 Crosfield Recreation 2
Batley 4 Huddersfield 4
Blackpool Borough 2 Workington Town 16
Bradford Northern 23 Doncaster 2
Bramley 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Featherstone Rovers 22 Rochdale Hornets 6
Hull 11 Salford 2
Hunslet 7 Whitehaven 9
Keighley 4 Dewsbury 5
Leeds 17 York 4
Leigh 15 Liverpool City 6
Swinton 18 Oldham 5
Wakefield Trinity 0 St Helens 10
Warrington 15 Castleford 7 (Live on ITV)
Wigan 8 Castleford 4

Tuesday 1st March 1966
Replay: Huddersfield 23 Batley 5
Replay: Hull Kingston Rovers 7 Bramley 2

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