This was already the fourth meeting of the season between
St Helens and Wigan but with the Saints having won both the Lancashire and
Floodlit Cup ties, Wigan would have been grateful to win this one.
Especially when it was a victory that inflicted Saints first home defeat of
the season. Wigan had a wind advantage in the first half and used it well to
build up a 10-2 lead with tries scored by Colin Tyrer and Bill Ashurst. In
the second half Ashurst kiced a drop goal for a 12-2 lead and that was a
crucial score in the end with Saints still needing two tries after Les Jones
had got one back.
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