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27th December 1976: St Helens 12 Wigan 14
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 08 2013 - 22:19

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Boxing Day Monday 27th December 1976

St Helens 12 Wigan 14
Knowsley Road, St Helens
League Division 1 - Round 14 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  George Fairbairn    G4 

Green Vigo

3.  David Hill    

Bill Francis

5.  Jimmy Hornby    
6.  Alan Taylor    

Jimmy Nulty


Brian Hogan

9.  Gary Hetherington    
10.  Dennis Ashcroft  T   

Kurt Sorensen


Bob Blackwood

13.  Anthony Karalius    


Sub.  Steve Davies    

St Helens 

1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Les Jones, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Paul Slattery, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Peter Glynn, 7. Ken Gwillam, 8. Neil Courtney, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Mel James, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Harry Pinner. Sub: Alan Ashton.

Tries: Neil Courtney, Geoff Pimblett
Goals: Geoff Pimblett 3


Wigan included Gary Hetherington for his one and only Wigan appearance on loan from York, who he had played for to knock Wigan out of the Players Trophy a month earlier. Saints were league leaders but Wigan put in a fantastic display to hang on to victory in the end. Wigan had started brilliantly with an opening minute try from Bob Blackwood making it 5-0 lead after George Fairbairn converted. Later Wigan had held a 14-5 lead with 25 minutes to go but Saints rallied late and were all over Wigan like a rash until the final hooter.

Half Time:  St Helens 5 Wigan 7
Attendance:  10,250
Referee:  Fred Lindop (Wakefield)

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 21
2nd Place:l Bradford - Played - 12 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 18
3rd Place:l Featherstone - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 18
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 12 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 15
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 12 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 15

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