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26th December 1979: Wigan 10 St Helens 16
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 15 2013 - 02:29

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Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1979

Wigan 10 St Helens 16

Central Park, Wigan
League Division 1 - Round 15 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  George Fairbairn    G2 
2. 

Dennis Ramsdale

   
3. 

Martin Foy

   
4.  Trevor Stockley    
5. 

Jimmy Hornby

 T   
6. 

Les Bolton

 T   
7. 

Ness Flowers

   
8. 

Steve O'Neill

   
9.  Malcolm Smith    
10.  Danny Campbell    
11.  John Clough    
12.  Mick Nanyn    
13.  Bill Melling    

 

Sub.  Alan Greenall    
Sub.  Tony Karalius    

St Helens 

1. Brian Parkes, 2. Les Jones, 3. Derek Noonan, 4. Steve Peters, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Peter Glynn, 7. Neil Holding, 8. Mel James, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Dave Chisnall, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Peter Gorley, 13. Harry Pinner. Subs: Clive Griffiths, Chris Seldon.

Tries: Harry Pinner 3, Neil Holding
Goals: Harry Pinner 1, Clive Griffiths 1

Summary: 

Wigan "produced their best rugby for months" but still lost. That said a lot about their current form. Wigan had taken the lead with Les Bolton's try but Harry Pinner's hat-trick ensured a fifth successive defeat.

Half Time: 

Wigan 5 St Helens 11

Attendance:  7,263

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Leeds - Played - 14 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 22
2nd Place:l Bradford - Played - 15 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 22
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 21
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 21

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First Division Relegation Zone - After This Match

12th Place:l Workington - Played - 14 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 11

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13th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 16 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 7
14th Place:l Wigan - Played - 15 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 7
15th Place:l York - Played - 14 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 4
16th Place:l Blackpool - Played - 14 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 4

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Note: Bottom Four Relegated

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