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24th September 1978: Doncaster 2 Wigan 30
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 11 2013 - 15:57
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Doncaster 2 Wigan 30 - Sunday 24th September 1978
Venue: Bentley Road, Doncaster
Competition: John Player Trophy First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Steve Davies, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Cliff Sayer
WiganlForwards:l 8. Steve Breheny, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Terry Hollingsworth, 12. Bill Melling, 13. Dennis Boyd
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Nick Nelson (replaced Steve Breheny), 15. John Foran (replaced Geoff Aspinall)


Terry Hollingsworth 2, Steve Davies, Cliff Sayer, Dave Willicombe, George Fairbairn, Steve O'Neill, Keiron O'Loughlin
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 3


DoncasterlGoals:l Woodhead 1


Wigan had few propblems seeing off Second Division Doncaster in the opening John Player Trophy round at Bentley Road.

Half Time:l

Doncaster 0 Wigan 14
Attendance:l 1,322

1978-1979 John Player Trophy First Round Results

Friday 22nd September 1978
Castleford 18 Swinton 10
Salford 25 Rochdale Hornets 7

Saturday 23rd September 1978
Leigh Miners Welfare 9 Halifax 21 (at Hilton Park, Leigh)
St Helens 16 Leeds 11 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 24th September 1978
Barrow 8 Bradford Northern 26
Doncaster 2 Wigan 30
Huddersfield 10 Widnes 21
Hull Kingston Rovers 67 Oldham 11
Keighley 20 York 4
Leigh 13 Huyton 13
Milford (Leeds) 5 Dewsbury 38 (at McClaren Field, Bramley)
New Hunslet 7 Hull 17
Wakefield Trinity 27 Batley 2
Warrington 14 Blackpool Borough 4
Whitehaven 3 Featherstone Rovers 9
Workington Town 17 Bramley 8

Tuesday 26th September 1978
Replay: Huyton 8 Leigh 10

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