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5th April 1985: Wigan 19 St Helens 30
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 29 2013 - 23:07
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Wigan 19 St Helens 30 - Good Friday 5th April 1985
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Donlan, 2. Nick Du Toit, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Stewart Williams, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Brett Kenny, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Courtney, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Danny Campbell, 11. Graeme West, 12. Brian Dunn, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Mick Scott (replaced Danny Campbell - 54th Minute), 15. Jeff Clare (replaced Brian Dunn - 54th Minute)


Brett Kenny 2, Nick Du Toit

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 3
WiganlDrops:l David Stephenson 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Phil Veivers, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Shaun Allen, 4. Mal Meninga, 5. Sean Day, 6. Steve Peters, 7. Neil Holding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8, Tony Burke, 9. Gary Ainsworth, 10. Peter Gorley, 11. Andy Platt, 12. Paul Forber, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Kevin Wellens (replaced Mal Meninga - 63rd Minute), 15. Paul Round (replaced Paul Forber - 67th Minute)


Phil Veivers, Andy Platt 2, Neil Holding, Gary Ainsworth

StlHelenslGoals:l Sean Day 5


Fixture congestion had left Wigan suffering during a back log of fixtures and they fell to a fourth successive defeat here to St Helens which ended their title hopes. Wigan had taken a 1-0 lead with a fifth minute drop goal from David Stephenson but the home fans were soon going nuts after tries from Phil Veivers, Andy Platt and Neil Holding had put Saints into an 18-1 lead by the 22nd Minute. Two tries from Brett Kenny had seen Wigan recover to only be 18-13 down at the break but had another bad period after the break with Saints tries for Platt (again) and Gary Ainsworth put them 30-13 in front. Wigan's later try for Nick Du Toit would only be consolation.

Half Time:l

Wigan 13 St Helens 18

Attendance:l 20,012
Referee:l Ron Campbell
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