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29th February 1976: Widnes 7 Wigan 5
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 07 2013 - 23:54

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Sunday 29th February 1976

Widnes 7 Wigan 5
Naughton Park, Widnes
Challenge Cup Round 2
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  George Fairbairn    G 

Stuart Wright

3.  David Hill    
4.  Bill Francis    
5.  Keiron O'Loughlin    
6.  Alan Whittle    

Jimmy Nulty


Brian Hogan

9.  Ray Martland    
10.  Dennis Ashcroft    

Bob Irving


Bob Blackwood

13.  Anthony Karalius    



Keiron O'Loughlin


Brian Gregory



1. Ray Dutton, 2. Alan Prescott, 3. Eric Hughes, 4. Mal Aspey, 5. Derek George, 6. David Eckersley, 7. Reg Bowden, 8. Nick Nelson, 9. Keith Elwell, 10. John Wood, 11. Mick Adams, 12. John Foran, 13. Doug Laughton. Sub: Barry Sheridan.

Tries: Keith Elwell
Goals: Ray Dutton 2


This cup tie was a game of two halves. Cup Holders Widnes dominated the first with a try from Keith Elwell helping them to lead 7-0. Wigan though rallied second half with a Bob Irving try making it 7-5 but they couldn't find a further score to win or even force a replay.

Half Time:  Widnes 7 Wigan 0
Attendance:  12,000

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Round 2

Saturday 28th February 1976
Leeds 30 Bradford Northern 12 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 29th February 1976
Featherstone Rovers 25 Hull Kingston Rovers 10
Keighley 17 Workington Town 12
Leigh 29 Doncaster 6
New Hunslet 4 Warrington 17
Oldham 6 York 5
Salford 11 St Helens 17
Widnes 7 Wigan 5

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Quarter Finals

Saturday 13th March 1976
Warrington 0 Widnes 6 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 14th March 1976
Keighley 13 Leigh 7
St Helens 17 Oldham 9
Featherstone Rovers 33 Leeds 7

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 27th March 1976
Featherstone Rovers 9 Widnes 15 (at Station Road, Swinton - Part Coverage of First Half and Full Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 3rd April 1976
Keighley 4 St Helens 5 (at Fartown, Huddersfield - Second Half Live on BBC 1)

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Final

Saturday 8th May 1976
St Helens 20 Widnes 5 (at Wembley Stadium, London - Live on BBC 1)

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