1. Paul Loughlin, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Steve Peters, 4. Phil Veivers, 5.
Sean Day, 6. Chris Arkwright, 7. Neil Holding,
8. Tony Burke, 9. Bernard Dwyer, 10. Peter Gorley, 11. Paul Forber, 12. Roy
Haggerty, 13. Andy Platt. Subs: Denis Litherland, Shaun Allen.
Goals: Sean Day 1
With Wigan sitting second bottom of the table, the
arrival of Australian test star Steve Ella couldn't come soon enough. His
debut would come in this Lancashire Cup Semi Final first though, and only
off the bench. No scoring had occurred for most of the first half but Saints
had begun to struggle after losing both Paul Forber and Neil Holding to
injury. They finally broke in the 37th Minute when Shaun Wane ran from dummy
half to crash over and it proved a double whammy with Shaun Edwards adding
another before the half time hooter. A penalty goal from Sean Day reduced
the lead to 10-2 but it was long become a case of when Wigan would unleash
Ella from the bench and he got his chance replacing Steve Hampson on the
hour mark. Wigan were already on their way to the Final by then though with
Shaun Edwards adding second try, Greg Dowling scored and Ella himself would
top his debut with the last try of the game.
Wigan 10 St Helens 0
Ron Campbell (Widnes)
1985-1986 Burtonwood Brewery Lancashire Cup Semi Finals
Wednesday 2nd October 1985 Warrington 11 Widnes 4 Wigan 30 St Helens 2
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