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St Helens 13 Wigan 3 - Tuesday 14th January 1969
Knowsley Road, St Helens
Kick Off: 7:30pm
||1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Keri Jones, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Peter Rowe, 5. Bill
Francis, 6. David Hill, 7. Johnny Jackson
8. John Stephens, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Danny Gardiner, 11.
Brian Hogan, 12. Kevin O'Loughlin, 13. Doug Laughton
|Wigan Subs Used:l
||14. Cliff Hill (replaced Peter Rowe), 15. Geoff Lyon (replaced Kevin O'Loughlin)
|St Helens Backs:l
||1. Cen Williams, 2. John Wills, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Frank Myler, 5. Les
Jones, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Tommy Bishop
|St Helens Forwards:l
||8. John Warlow, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Graham Rees, 12.
John Mantle, 13. Kel Coslett
|St Helens Subs Used:l
|St Helens Tries:l
||Les Jones 2, John Mantle
|St Helens Goals:l
||Kel Coslett 2
Wigan Red Card: 11. Brian Hogan - Sent Off in 18th Minute for Head Butting Cliff
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.
||St Helens 3 Wigan 0
||Re-arranged fixture after this match had previously been abandoned on
Tuesday 26th December 1968 due to Frozen Pitch
and postponed on Saturday 29th December (3:00pm) due to Frozen Pitch..