1. Ken Williams, 2. Frank Wilson, 3. Bill
Benyon, 4. Frank Myler, 5. John Wills, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Tommy Bishop, 8.
John Warlow, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. John Mantle, 12. Brian
Hogan, 13. Kel Coslett.
Goals: Kel Coslett 2
On a muddy night at Central Park, the BBC 2 Floodlit
Trophy final was contested between Wigan and St Helens. St Helens held a 4-2
lead at Half Time after Kel Coslett had kicked two penalty goals to one from
Colin Tyrer. But just before half time came an almighty fight between
Wigan's Bill Ashurst and St Helens Brian Hogan and both were sent off by
referee Eric Clay. The fact
both sides came out for the second half in fresh shirts highlighted how
muddy the pitch was, but that was probably also for the benefit of BBC 2
viewers who would now get to see the Second Half Live, as was standard for
the majority of Floodlit Trophy ties. It looked like the viewers would see no
points and that St Helens won win the final by that narrow 4-2 scoreline but in the
77th Minute came a crucial moment. St Helens prop Cliff Watson, in trying to
pass, knocked on and the loose ball was pounced upon by Cliff Hill who
scored a try that put Wigan 5-4 ahead. Colin Tyrer added
the extras for a 7-4 score and Wigan saw out the remaining two minutes to
claim what proved to be their only BBC Floodlit Trophy success.
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