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26th December 1977: Wigan 13 St Helens 24
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 10 2013 - 23:25

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Boxing Day Monday 26th December 1977

Wigan 13 St Helens 24
Central Park, Wigan
League First Division - Round 15 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  George Fairbairn    G2 
2. 

Green Vigo

   
3.  Dave Willicombe    
4.  Malcolm Swann  T   
5. 

Jimmy Hornby

 T2   
6.  Bernard Coyle    
7. 

Adrian Foster

   
8. 

Brian Hogan

   
9.  Colin Clarke    
10.  Alan Bailey    
11.  Bill Ashurst    
12.  John Wood    
13.  Bill Melling    

 

Sub.  Dennis Ramsdale    
Sub.  Bob Blackwood    

St Helens 

1. Peter Glynn, 2. Duncan Scott, 3. Derek Noonan, 4. Mike Nolan, 5. Brian Parkes, 6. Bill Francis, 7. Alan Ashton, 8. Dave Chisnall, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Mel James, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Mick Hope, 13. Harry Pinner. Subs: Tony Karalius, Neil Courtney.

Tries: Mel James 2, Duncan Stott, Harry Pinner, Derek Noonan
Goals: Duncan Stott 2, Peter Glynn 2
Drop Goals: Alan Ashton 1

Summary: 

Saints were looking good in third place and beat Wigan easily here. They got big help though with Wigan being reduced to 11 men with both Bob Blackwood (rough tackling) and Brian Hogan (dissent) being sent off.

Half Time:  Wigan 7 St Helens 16
Attendance:  10,452

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Bradford - Played - 14 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 25
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 24
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 18
5th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 17

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7th Place:l Wigan - Played - 14 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 14

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