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28th February 1982: Wigan 7 Widnes 9
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 20 2013 - 12:02
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Wigan 7 Widnes 9 - Sunday 28th February 1982
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Whitfield, 2. Jimmy Hornby, 3. Steve Nicholson, 4. David Stephenson,  5. Henderson Gill, 6. Mal Aspey, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. John Trundle, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Geoff Cunliffe, 11. Mick Scott, 12. Danny Campbell, 13. John Pendlebury
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Tracey Grundy (replaced Geoff Cunliffe - 70th Minute), 15. Shaun Wane (replaced John Trundle - 65th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Mal Aspey

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 2

WidneslBacks:l 1. John Myler, 2. Stuart Wright, 3. Keiron O'Loughlin, 4. Eddie Cunningham, 5. John Basnett, 6. Eric Hughes, 7. Andy Gregory
WidneslForwards:l 8. Mike O'Neill, 9. Keith Elwell, 10. Brian Lockwood, 11. Les Gorley, 12. Eric Prescott, 13. Mick Adams
WidneslSubs Used:l 15. Steve O'Neill (replaced Brian Lockwood - 68th Minute)

WidneslTries:l

Eddie Cunningham

WidneslGoals:l John Myler 3
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Summary:l

A tough draw for Wigan against the current cup holders and league leaders Widnes. It was a tough ask for Wigan though with Glyn Shaw (suspension) and Alan Hodkinson (injured) both absent from the front row. Wigan started superbly though with a penalty from Colin Whitfield being added to with a try from Mal Aspey, a former 535 appearance record top try scoring Widnes legend, making it 7-0 after just 12 minutes. Widnes though kept calm and by half time led 9-7 after Eddie Cunningham scored against his former Wigan club and John Myler kicked three goals. Amazingly no further scoring occured second half. Considering Wigan already had front row absentees, they lost both replacement props John Trundle and Geoff Cunliffe late in the game and had a limping Henderson Gill also during the second half.

Half Time:l Wigan 7 Widnes 9
Attendance:l 17,467
Referee:l Fred Lindop

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 27th February 1982
Hull Kingston Rovers 17 Leigh 18 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 28th February 1982
Barrow 1 Leeds 9
Batley 6 Castleford 31
Bradford Northern 17 Workington Town 8
Fulham 5 Hull 11
Halifax 28 Rochdale Hornets 7
Wakefield Trinity 18 Oldham 12
Wigan 7 Widnes 9

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 13th March 1982
Bradford Northern 8 Widnes 8 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 14th March 1982
Hull 16 Halifax 10
Leigh 3 Castleford 8
Wakefield Trinity 2 Leeds 20

Wednesday 17th March 1982
Replay: Widnes 10 Bradford Northern 7

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 27th March 1982
Hull 15 Castleford 11 (at Headingley, Leeds - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Saturday 3rd April 1982
Widnes 11 Leeds 8 (at Station Road, Swinton - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

1981-1982 State Express Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 1st May 1982
Hull 14 Widnes 14 (at Wembley Stadium, London - Live on BBC 1)

Wednesday 19th May 1982
Replay: Widnes 9 Hull 18 (at Elland Road, Leeds - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

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