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26th December 1972: St Helens 15 Wigan 15
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 01 2013 - 03:51

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Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1972

St Helens 15 Wigan 15
Knowsley Road, St Helens
League - Match 19 of 34
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team

Colin Tyrer

2.  Kevin O'Loughlin    
3.  David Hill    

Bill Francis

5.  Keiron O'Loughlin    
6.  Warren Ayres  T   

Jimmy Nulty


Alan Bence

9.  Colin Clarke    
10.  Derek Watts    

Bill Ashurst


Laurie Hinchcliffe

13.  Doug Laughton    



Billy Davies


Dennis Ashcroft


St Helens 

1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Les Jones, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Frank Wilson, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. David Eckersley, 7. Jeff Heaton, 8. Mick Murphy, 9. Tony Waller, 10. Mel James, 11. Eric Woodyer, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett. Sub: John Wills, Chirs Wellman.

Tries: Eric Woodyer, Roy Mathias, Frank Wilson
Goals: Kel Coslett 3
Drop Goals: Ashcroft 1


It was reported that although Wigan had been outscored three tries to one, they did deserve a draw with Saints for their efforts. In fact Wigan might have won but for the loss of both Colin Tyrer and Colin Clarke to injury during the last quarter of the match when they led 15-12. Frank Wilson's try rescued a draw for Saints with Kel Coslett failing to kick a conversion that would of won it.

Half Time:  St Helens 7 Wigan 6
Attendance:  10,695
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