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8th April 1979: Warrington 13 Wigan 21
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 14 2013 - 11:48
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Warrington 13 Wigan 21 - Sunday 8th April 1979
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

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

WiganlTries:l

George Fairbairn, Steve O'Neill, Keiron O'Loughlin, Jimmy Hornby, Trevor Stockley
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 3

WarringtonlTries:l

Kelly, Walsh, Clark
WarringtonlGoals:l Hesford 2
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Summary:l

Wigan had the previous weekend off and used it to recharge batteries with eight league games still to play over the next month. They earned a great win over Warrington at Wilderspool with a great second half turnaround of a 10-5 deficit into a 21-13 win. This was despite both sides being reduced to 12 men after substitutes David Regan of Wigan and Warrington's John Whittaker were sent off. Wigan's title bid may have been over but this at least inflicted a costly defeat in Warrington's bid

Half Time:l Warrington 10 Wigan 5

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 21 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +206)
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +140)
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 27 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 33 - -
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 22 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 32 - -
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 29 - -

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