Tries: Garry Schofield, Paul Medley, Peter Tunks
Goals: David Stephenson 1
Wigan welcomed Leeds to Central Park for this cup tie but
were unable to called upon Ellery Hanley, who had been suspended by the club
for disciplinary reasons. Shaun Wane, Dean Bell and Henderson Gill were also
absent and it looked a big ask for Wigan when tries from Garry Schofield and
Paul Medley took them into a 10-0 lead with David Stephenson, a Wigan player
until Christmas, adding a conversion. The game turned perhaps when Medley
left the field injured to be replaced by Mark Brooke-Cowden in the 32nd
Minute because in the ten minutes up to half time Wigan claimed three tries.
First Shaun Edwards and Ged Byrne to get Andy Goodway over before a charge
down of a Jackson kick by Ian Potter allowed Brian Case to score for 12-10.
Then right on half time, Kevin Iro sent his brother Tony over and although
the conversion missed, Wigan would have been delighted with a 16-10 lead.
Wigan's rally continued right after the interval with three tries putting
them in total command. Richard Russell juggled the ball to a touch down,
then Steve Hampson also got a try after Edwards had been playing soccer in
midfield before Tony Iro's second try made it 30-10. All that was within
eight second half minutes, so Wigan still had 28 minutes to see out the win
but Leeds only return was a Peter Tunks try with eight minutes to go, far
too late for a comeback.
Wigan 16 Leeds 10
Kevin Allatt (Southport)
1987-1988 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Second Round
Saturday 13th February 1988
Warrington 20 St Helens 24 (BBC Grandstand)
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