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23rd February 1986: Wigan 6 Halifax 6
Posted by cherryandwhite on February 11 2013 - 22:53
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Wigan 6 Halifax 6 - Sunday 23rd February 1986
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Ray Mordt, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Ellery Hanley, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Steve Ella, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Greg Dowling, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Shaun Wane, 11. Graeme West, 12. Andy Goodway, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 15. Nick Du Toit (replaced Shaun Wane - Half Time)



WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 3


Paul Dixon

HalifaxlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 1

A few weeks earlier, Wigan had sold Colin Whitfield to Halifax after signing Joe Lydon from Widnes and they might have regretted it after this game. Wigan's undersoil heating meant it was the only league game to go ahead on this Sunday and it was a big one between second placed Halifax and third placed Wigan. The only score in the first half was from a David Stephenson penalty for 2-0 and he made it 4-0 in the 43rd Minute with another. Halifax responded with a try from Paul Dixon in the 50th Minute but the missed conversion left the score at 4-4. Wigan chipped back ahead with a third penalty from 40 yards on 63 minutes but Colin Whitfield kicked against his only club to level with a 70th Minute penalty. 6-6 is how it remained until the end. The result meant Wigan trailed Halifax by seven points and would need to win all four of their games in hand to catch them.

Half Time:l

Wigan 2 Halifax 0




Geoff Berry (Batley)

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Halifax - Played - 22 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 31
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 20 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 30
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 24
4th Place:l Leeds - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 24
5th Place:l Oldham - Played - 18 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 22

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