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20th February 1979: Wigan 9 Halifax 6
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 12 2013 - 03:20
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Wigan 9 Halifax 6 - Tuesday 20th February 1979
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. John Butler, 4. Alan Greenall, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Bernard Coyle
WiganlForwards:l 8. Maurice Platt, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Bill Melling, 12. John Foran, 13. Dennis Boyd
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Les Bolton (replaced George Fairbairn), 15. David Regan (replaced Maurice Platt)


Jimmy Hornby, John Foran, John Butler
WiganlGoals:l (None)


It had taken nine days before this cup tie against Halifax could finally go ahead and it was a tight encounter with no conversions to the five tries scored. Wigan though hung on to win 9-6 and reach the Second Round.

1978-1979 State Express Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 10th February 1979
Hull 17 Leeds 6 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 11th February 1979
Barrow 10 York 7
Hull Kingston Rovers 23 New Hunslet 15
Leigh Miners Welfare 10 Leigh 23 (at Hilton Park, Leigh)
Salford 6 Bramley 6
St Helens 39 Doncaster 9
Warrington 9 Castleford 15
Widnes 12 Workington Town 5

Sunday 18th February 1979
Hull Kingston Rovers 19 Castleford 13

Tuesday 20th February 1979
Swinton 2 Bradford Northern 8
Wigan 9 Halifax 6

Sunday 25th February 1979
Dewsbury 13 Blackpool Borough 6
Rochdale Hornets 15 Batley 0
Wakefield 10 Featherstone Rovers 7

Monday 27th February 1979
Replay: Bramley 2 Salford 2

Thursday 1st March 1979
Oldham 19 Ace Amateurs (Hull) 5

Friday 2nd March 1979
Huddersfield 11 Whitehaven 9
Second Replay: Salford 5 Bramley 7 (at Station Road, Swinton)

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