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13th February 1982: St Helens 12 Wigan 20
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 19 2013 - 20:40
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St Helens 12 Wigan 20 - Saturday 13th February 1982
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 2:15pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Whitfield, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. Steve Nicholson, 4. David Stephenson,  5. Henderson Gill, 6. Mal Aspey, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. Alan Hodkinson, 9. Glen Jones, 10. Geoff Cunliffe, 11. Glyn Shaw, 12. Danny Campbell, 13. Mick Scott
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)


David Stephenson 2, Mick Scott, Glyn Shaw, Geoff Cunliffe

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 2
WiganlDrops:l David Stephenson 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Clive Griffiths, 2. Kevin Meadows, 3. Chris Arkwright, 4. Johnny Butler, 5. Denis Litherland, 6. Peter Glynn, 7. Neil Holding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Alan Rowley, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Roger Owen, 11. Eric Chisnall, 12. Gary Moorby, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Roy Haggerty


Denis Litherland, Gary Moorby

StlHelenslGoals:l Clive Griffiths 3


This was the first derby in two years but yet only 7,611 turned out for this first round cup tie. Saints took a 3-0 lead with a 4th minute try from Denis Litherland but tries from Mick Scott, Glyn Shaw and David Stephenson, who was making his Wigan debut, helped Wigan towards a 13-7 half time lead. A second try for Stephenson and one for Geoff Cunliffe took Wigan into the next round with Saints response coming from a Gary Moorby try.

Half Time:l St Helens 7 Wigan 13
Attendance:l 7,611
Referee:l Gerry Kershaw
Television:l Delayed Highlights on BBC 1 between 3:55 and 4:35pm during "Grandstand" - Commentators: Ray French & Alex Murphy

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Result

Tuesday 2nd February  1982
Hull Kingston Rovers 22 Featherstone Rovers 18

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 13th February 1982
St Helens 12 Wigan 20 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)
Workington Town 32 Blackpool Borough 8

Sunday 14th February 1982
Batley 23 Huyton 13
Bradford Northern 14 Dewsbury 12
Bramley 4 Wakefield Trinity 16
Cardiff City Blue Dragons 8 Widnes 19
Carlisle 2 Castleford 17
Doncaster 6 Rochdale Hornets 7
Fulham 14 Hunslet 4
Halifax 17 Huddersfield 12
Hull 29 Salford 15
Keighley 6 Barrow 12
Leigh 28 Warrington 17
Swinton 5 Oldham 15
Whitehaven 7 Hull Kingston Rovers 17
York 6 Leeds 34

BBC 1 - Saturday 13th February 1982
6:25am Open University
9:05am Swim: Under Fives
9:30am Swap Shop (Guests: Lulu, Richard Stilgoe)
12:12pm Weather
12:15pm Grandstand including.....
12:20 Football Focus
12:45 World Cup Skiing: Mens Downhill from Garmisch, Germany
1:10 Boxing from the Royal Albert Hall, London
1:20, 1:50, 2:30, 3:00 Horse Racing from Newbury
1:40, 2:10 World Bobsleigh Championships: Four-Man Bob from St Moritz, Switzerland
2:50, 3:30 Field Hockey: Rank Xerox Indoor Home International Championship from Maidenhead
3:45 Half Time Scores
3:55 Rugby League: St Helens v Wigan
4:35 Final Score
5:10pm The All New Pink Panther Show
5:30pm News, Weather, Sport
5:45pm The 1981 Circus World Championships
6:45pm Jim'll Fix It with Jimmy Savile
7:25pm Nanny: Out of the Shadows (starring Wendy Craig)
8:15pm The Les Dawson Show (Guest: Lena Zavaroni)
8:45pm Dallas
9:35pm News, Sport, Weather
9:50pm Match of the Day - FA Cup Fifth Round: Tottenham v Aston Villa (John Motson), Leicester v Watford (Barry Davies) & West Brom v Norwich (Alan Parry)
11:00pm Parkinson (Guest: Ben Vereen)
12midnight Golden Soak (Episode 5 of 6 - Starring Ray Barrett)
12:50am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown

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