League - Match 29 of 34
(Previously Postponed on Monday 27th December 1965)
Kick Off 5:30pm
1. Frank Barrow, 2. Tom Pimblett, 3. John Mantle, 4. Billy
Benyon, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Peter Harvey, 7. Tommy Bishop,
8. Albert Halsall, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. John Warlow, 12. Ray
French, 13. Doug Laughton. Sub: Kel Coslett.
John Mantle, Billy Benyon
Goals: Len Killeen 1
Wigan were in the headlines over TV coverage with them
refusing to allow BBC Grandstand to cover the following Saturday's Cup Tie
away at Bradford. The fear of televised sport affecting attendances was
highlighted here by the match kicking off in the evening at 5:30pm because
the BBC were televising both the Grand National and Boat Race during the afternoon.
Several clubs on this day opted for a later kick off believing those events would harm the attendance.
A healthy crowd of over 22,000 attended though to see this game that had
been frozen off at Christmas.
Saints had both Tom van Vollenhoven and Alex Murphy missing injured and
although they took a 3-0 lead with a John Mantle try, they trailed 15-3 by
half time with two tries from Trevor Lake and one try from Billy Boston
contributing. The only try of the second half was scored by Saints but it
wasn't enough to make Wigan sweat on their victory.
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