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13th October 1985: Wigan 34 Warrington 8 (Lancashire Cup Final)
Posted by cherryandwhite on February 05 2013 - 21:04

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Sunday 13th October 1985

Wigan 34 Warrington 8
Knowsley Road, St Helens
Burtonwood Brewery Lancashire Cup Final
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Shaun Edwards  T   
2.  Gary Henley-Smith    
3.  David Stephenson    G7 
4. 

Ellery Hanley

 T   
5. 

Colin Whitfield

   
6.  Steve Ella  T2   
7. 

Mike Ford

   
8.  Greg Dowling    
9.  Nicky Kiss  T   
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Nick Du Toit    
12.  Andy Goodway    
13.  Ian Potter    
 
Sub.  Steve Hampson    
Sub.  Brian Case    

Warrington 

1. Brian Johnson, 2. Brian Carbert, 3. Paul Cullen, 4. Phil Blake, 5. Rick Thackray, 6. Ken Kelly, 7. Andy Gregory, 8. Bob Eccles, 9. Carl Webb, 10. Robert Jackson, 11. Les Boyd, 12. Mike Gregory, 13. Alan Rathbone. Subs: Mark Forster, Kevin Tamati.

Tries: Brian Johnson
Goals: Brian Carbert 2

Summary: 

On a lovely sunny day at St Helens, Wigan took the lead in this Lancashire Cup Final with a David Stephenson penalty goal but that was quickly responded to by a Brian Carbert penalty for 2-2. The first try would fall to Warrington though with Andy Gregory sending Brian Johnson racing to the try line from a scrum that was 20 metres from their own line. Carbert converted for an 8-2 Warrington lead. Wigan though would respond in the ten minutes before half time with Nicky Kiss scoring from close range and a great try by Steve Ella right on the hooter helping the score to 12-8 in their favour.

After David Stephenson had kicked a penalty goal for 14-8,  the 52nd Minute brought a key moment when Warrington loose forward Alan Rathbone was sent off by referee John Holdsworth for a late hit on his opposite number Ian Potter. Then in a double blow for Warrington they conceded a try from their own attack. Paul Cullen put a kick up which was superbly collected by Colin Whitfield. He should of been tackled right on the try line but broke out of Carbert's tackle and with 60 metres to go he sent Ella racing for his second try. That made it 20-8 and Warrington disintegrated from then on. Ellery Hanley and Shaun Edwards added further tries whilst Warrington finished the game with 11 men after Andy Gregory was sent off 9 minutes from time after stamping on Nick Du Toit.

Half Time: 

Wigan 12 Warrington 8

Attendance: 

19,202

Referee:  John Holdsworth (Kippax)
Red Cards: 

Warrington 13. Alan Rathbone was Sent Off in the 52nd Minute for a Late Hit on Ian Potter
Warrington 7. Andy Gregory was Sent Off in the 71st Minute for Stamping on Nick Du Toit

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