1. Duncan Platt, 2. Rick Thackray, 3. Andy Currier, 4. Darren Wright, 5.
Martin Offiah, 6. Barry Dowd, 7. David Hulme,
8. Derek Pyke, 9. Phil McKenzie, 10. Mike O'Neill, 11. Kurt Sorensen, 12.
Paul Hulme, 13. Richie Eyres. Sub: Steve O'Neill.
Goals: Duncan Platt 1
Had Wigan beaten Warrington (lost by 4), Hull (lost to
last minute try) and Hull KR (lost by 8) they would have been four points
behind Widnes heading into this game and with two games still in hand . That
would have been huge excitement with title chances massively on the line.
Instead Wigan kicked this off ten points behind Widnes and they had no hope
catching them. It was perhaps a frustrating afternoon because Wigan totally
dominated Widnes but many perhaps would have left Central Park wondering
where this form had been in the previous three games.
good solo run from Andy Gregory opened the scoring before Andy Goodway
steamed under the posts for a second try. Joe Lydon had kicked three goals
with only Duncan Platt replying with a penalty in a 14-2 half time score.
Widnes hopes extinguished when a wild offload by Andy Currier went to ground
and Joe Lydon scooped up to score. Lydon would claim a second try before
Tony Iro scored to wrap up a 28-2 success. The result had done a massive
favour to St Helens title hopes as well but Wigan would be meeting them in
their next match.
Wigan 14 Widnes 2
Paul Volante (Batley)
Match Previously Postponed on Sunday 11th October 1987 (3:15pm) due to
Wigan playing in
Lancashire Cup Final
Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
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