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13th February 1977: Pilkington Recs 4 Wigan 10
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 09 2013 - 00:08
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Pilkington Recreation 4 Wigan 10 - Sunday 13th February 1977
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens (switched from City Road, St Helens)
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Jimmy Hornby, 3. Keiron O'Loughlin, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Green Vigo, 6. Bernard Coyle, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Ray Martland, 10. Alan Doran, 11. Kurt Sorensen, 12. Bob Irving, 13. Bill Melling
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)


Alan Doran, Bill Melling
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2


PilkingtonlRecslGoals:l Glover 2


Wigan sweated all afternoon against this amateur opposition in the Challenge Cup First Round, which spawned from the old St Helens Recs club that had been professional between 1913 and 1939. The match was played at Knowsley Road and St Helens having played the day before helped swell the crowd.

Half Time:l

Pilkington Recs 2 Wigan 3



1976-1977 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Friday 11th February 1977
Beecroft & Wightman (Hull) 2 Swinton 10 (at the Boulevard, Hull)
Salford 25 Huddersfield 2

Saturday 12th February 1977
Leeds 40 Batley 6
Warrington 12 St Helens 13 (Live on BBC 1 from 20th Minute onwards)

Sunday 13th February 1977
Blackpool Borough 8 Bradford Northern 38
Bramley 6 Widnes 11
Castleford 27 New Hunslet 0
Hull 34 Doncaster 11
Hull Kingston Rovers 20 Keighley 10
Huyton 3 Workington Town 10
Oldham 8 Dewsbury 15
Pilkington Recreation 4 Wigan 10 (at Knowsley Road, St Helens)
Rochdale Honrets 23 Leigh 8
Wakefield Trinity 12 Halifax 3
Whitehaven 5 Featherstone Rovers 6
York 0 Barrow 15

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