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14th September 1966: Wigan 11 St Helens 9
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 15 2012 - 19:01
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Wigan 11 St Helens 9 - Wednesday 14th September 1966
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Lancashire Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 6:00pm


1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. David Stephens, 6. Chris Hesketh, 7. Frank Parr


8. Danny Gardiner, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. John Stephens, 11. Geoff Lyon, 12. Laurie Gilfedder, 13. Harry Major

WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l Billy Boston

Laurie Gilfedder 4


1. Frank Barrow, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Tony Barrow, 4. Billy Benyon, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Bill Prosser, 7. Tommy Bishop

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Albert Halsall, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian Hogan, 11. Ray French, 12. Cliff Watson, 13. John Mantle
StlHelenslSubs Used:l (None)

StlHelenslTries:l Len Killeen

Len Killeen 3


The Lancashire Cup draw gave an early chance of revenge for Wigan having been humiliated at Wembley by Saints at the end of the previous season. It was revenge that was not expected though with Wigan having performed poorly during most of the season so far. However, they were faring far better when Colin Clarke was available and he was in the side for this one. The tie was played on a night in which heavy torrential rain poured from an hour before kick off and throughout the game. Saints had led 7-2 in the first half after a try and two goals from Len Killeen but two penalties from Laurie Gilfedder brought Wigan back to 7-6 at the half. The wind/rain advantage was in Wigan's favour after the break and early in the half a superb long pass from Eric Ashton sent Billy Boston over and Gilfedder converted to put Wigan 11-7 ahead. Killeen reduced that to 11-9 with another penalty but it proved not to be enough. Wigan hung on.

Half Time:l Wigan 6 St Helens 7

P.Geraghty (York)



1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Second Round Results

Wednesday 14th September 1966
Blackpool Borough 19 Widnes 7
Salford 3 Oldham 7
Wigan 11 St Helens 9

Second Round Bye: Warrington

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