League - Match 23 of 34
(Previously Abandoned on Boxing Day Thursday 26th December
1969) (Previously Postponed on Saturday 29th December 1969)
Kick Off 7:30pm
1. Cen Williams, 2. John Wills, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Frank Myler, 5. Les
Jones, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Tommy Bishop, 8. John Warlow, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Graham Rees, 12.
John Mantle, 13. Kel Coslett. Sub: Eric Chisnall
Tries: Les Jones 2, John Mantle
Goals: Kel Coslett 2
In the BBC Floodlit Trophy Final the two sides had played
on December 17th, Brian Hogan had been sent off for St Helens in an
"almighty fight" with Bill Ashurst. Despite that and his inevitable
suspension, four days later he transferred to Wigan and although he made his
Wigan debut before the suspension hit, this was his return match from that
ban. It was not a great return because Hogan was sent off again, this time
in the 18th minute for head butting his former team mate Cliff Watson.
Despite the red card, Wigan had done well to keep Saints down to 3-0 at the
break but the extra man advantage proved too much of an advantage for Saints
after the interval.
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