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29th October 1966: Oldham 13 Wigan 16
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 17 2012 - 16:11
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Oldham 13 Wigan 16 - Saturday 29th October 1966
Venue: Station Road, Swinton
Competition: Lancashire Cup Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Cliff Hill, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

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

WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l Billy Boston, Laurie Gilfedder, Eric Ashton, Colin Clarke
WiganlGoals:l

Laurie Gilfedder 2


OldhamlBacks:l

1. McLeod, 2. Dolly, 3. McCormack, 4. Donovan, 5. Simms, 6. Warburton, 7. Canning

OldhamlForwards:l 8. Wilson, 9. Taylor, 10. Fletcher, 11. Smethurst, 12. Irving, 13. Mooney
OldhamlSubs Used:l (None)

OldhamlTries:l Donovan
OldhamlGoals:l

Warburton 5

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Summary:l

Wigan hadn't won the Lancashire Cup since 1951 and thus it remained the only medals that had eluded the great duo of Billy Boston and Eric Ashton. This then was a big opportunity to rectify that and Wigan got off to a great start with one newspaper describing "Oldham's goose was cooked in the first ten minutes". That was to say that they had started strongly but hadn't managed to score and Wigan ended up counter attacking to lead with a try from Boston on their first attack of the match. For the rest of the match, Oldham kept close to Wigan but it was mainly on the back of penalty kicks than tries. Wigan won 16-13 in the end with them having got four tries to one. So Boston and Ashton completed their medal collections whilst Wigan won their 14th Lancashire Cup.

Referee:l

P.Geraghty (York)

Television:l

Part First Half Coverage (around horse racing coverage) / Full Second Half shown Live on "BBC Grandstand".

BBC 1 - Saturday 29th October 1966
10:30am Educational Programmes (till 11:30am)
12:40pm Weather, Public Service Announcements
12:45pm Grandstand including....
1.05, 2,10, 2.45, 3.20 Horse Racing from Cheltenham (1:15, 2:20, 2:55, 3:30 Races)
1.25 Fight of the Week: Maurice Cullen v Obletey Chomey and Alan Rudkin v Jose Bisbal
2.30, 4.25 Motoring from Wrottesley Hall
3.05, 3.45 Rugby League - The Lancashire Cup Final: Oldham v Wigan
4.55 Results Service
5:15pm Juke Box Jury
5:40pm News, Weather
5:50pm Dr. Who: The Tenth Planet (Part 4)
6:15pm Dixon of Dock Green: The Wife
7:00pm Film: "Man in the Iron Mask"
8:45pm Val Doonican Show (Guest: David Nixon)
9:30pm Foreign Affairs (Comedy Series)
10:00pm News, Weather
10:10pm Match of the Day: Leeds United v Southampton
11:00pm The Late Show
11:40pm The Weatherman, National Anthem, Closedown

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