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7th November 1976: York 8 Wigan 7
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 08 2013 - 18:22
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York 8 Wigan 7 - Sunday 7th November 1976
Venue: Wiggington Road, York
Competition: Players No.6 Trophy Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Green Vigo, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. Dennis Ashcroft, 11. Bob Irving, 12. Terry Hollingsworth, 13. Bob Blackwood
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Jimmy Hornby
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2

YorklBacks:l 1. Banks, 2. Barends, 3. Day, 4. Clancey, 5. Smith, 6. Ferres, 7. Harkin
YorklForwards:l 8. Hollis, 9. Wileman, 10. Harris, 11. Hetherington, 12. Rhodes, 13. Cooper
YorklSubs Used:l (None)

YorklTries:l

Banks
YorklGoals:l Ferres 1, Hetherington 1
YorklDrops:l Ferres 1
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Summary:l

This Players Trophy draw was especially poignant for York Secretary David Bradley because he was formerly the Secretary of Wigan. They were well excited for this tie but Wigan had battled well first half to lead 7-4 at the break with Jimmy Hornby having scored a try. York though found a try from Banks which levelled the game at 7-7 and after Hetherington had missed a drop goal attempt, Ferres kicked one to give York an 8-7 lead with four minutes to go. Wigan lost their rag trying to salvage the tie and two minutes later both Bill Francis and York's Gary Hetherington were sent off for fighting. York hung on for a famous victory.

Half Time:l

York 4 Wigan 7

Referee:l

Ron Campbell (Widnes)

Attendance:l

6,503

Note:l

Wigan 4. Bill Francis & York 11. Gary Hetherington were both sent off for fighting in the 78th Minute

1976-1977 Players No.6 Trophy Second Round Results

Saturday 6th November 1976
Leeds 18 Salford 17
St Helens 18 Castleford 22 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 7th November 1976
Blackpool Borough 7 Halifax 3
Hull 19 Bradford Northern 5
Oldham 13 Leigh 28
Widnes 10 Featherstone Rovers 0
Workington 17 Bramley 13
York 8 Wigan 7

1976-1977 Players No.6 Trophy Quarter Final Results

Saturday 20th November 1976
Leeds 14 Castleford 20 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 21st November 1976
Leigh 17 Hull 12
Widnes 13 York 10
Workington 5 Blackpool Borough 11

1976-1977 Players No.6 Trophy Semi Final Results

Saturday 27th November 1976
Castleford 15 Widnes 10 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 11th December 1976
Blackpool Borough 15 Leigh 5 (Live on BBC 1)

1976-1977 Players No.6 Trophy Final Result

Saturday 22nd January 1977
Blackpool Borough 15 Castleford 25 (at The Willows, Salford - Live on BBC 1 from 25th Minute onwards)

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