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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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Wednesday 14th September 1966

Wigan 11 St Helens 9
Central Park, Wigan
Lancashire Cup Round 2
Kick Off 6:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

Ray Ashby

   
2.  Billy Boston  T   
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

   G4 
13.  Harry Major    

St Helens 

1. Frank Barrow, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Tony Barrow, 4. Billy Benyon, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Bill Prosser, 7. Tommy Bishop, 8. Albert Halsall, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian Hogan, 11. Ray French, 12. Cliff Watson, 13. John Mantle.

Tries: Len Killeen
Goals: Len Killeen 3

Summary: 

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: 

Wigan 6 St Helens 7

Attendance: 

13,141

Referee: 

P.Geraghty (York)

Results: 

1966-1967 Lancashire Cup Round 2

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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