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20th December 1986: Wigan 12 Hull 11
Posted by cherryandwhite on February 15 2013 - 16:18

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Saturday 20th December 1986
Wigan 12 Hull 11
Headingley, Leeds
John Player Special Trophy Semi Final

Kick Off: 2:15pm


Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  David Stephenson    G 
3.  Joe Lydon    
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Henderson Gill    G 
6.  Ellery Hanley  T2   
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Ian Roberts    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Brian Case    
11.  Rob Louw    
12.  Ian Potter    
13.  Andy Goodway    
Sub.  Mike Ford    
Sub.  Richard Russell    


1. Gary Kemble, 2. Paul Eastwood, 3. Garry Schofield, 4. Gary Pearce, 5. Dane O'Hara, 6. Fred Ah Kuoi, 7. Phil Windley, 8. Alan Tomlinson, 9. Shaun Patrick, 10. Andy Dannatt, 11. Lee Crooks, 12. Tracy Lazenby, 13. Mick Crane. Subs: Neil Puckering, Steve Norton.

Tries: Phil Windley, Gary Pearce
Goals: Lee Crooks 1
Drop Goals: Gary Pearce 1


Wigan had to dig deep to win this one. Having fought back from 5-0 down to lead 6-5 after 56 Minutes, Gary Pearce scored to put Hull 11-6 up with 13 minutes to go. But four minutes later Ellery Hanley finished off one of many Shaun Edwards breaks on the day and Henderson Gill's conversion put Wigan 12-11 up. They were left sweating all the way to the end with Hull's winger Dane O'Hara being tackled inches from the line in the final minute.

Half Time:  

Wigan 0 Hull 5



Referee:  John Holdsworth (Kippax)

Live Coverage of the Whole Match on BBC 1 during "Grandstand"

1986-1987 John Player Special Trophy Semi Final Results

Saturday 20th December 1986
Wigan 12 Hull 11 (at Headingley, Leeds - Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 27th December 1986
Warrington 35 Widnes 4 (at Central Park, Wigan - Live on BBC 1)

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