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26th November 1988: Wigan 20 Halifax 16
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 22 2013 - 23:37
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Wigan 20 Halifax 16 - Saturday 26th November 1988
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: John Player Special Trophy Second Round
Kick Off: 2:30pm


1. Steve Hampson, 2. Tony Iro, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Mark Preston, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Case, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Adrian Shelford, 11. Ian Potter, 12. Andy Platt, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubslUsed:l 15. Denis Betts (replaced Brian Case)


Mark Preston 2, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Kevin Iro 3, Joe Lydon 1


Tony Anderson, John Pendlebury
HalifaxlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 3, Peter Coyne 1

Coach Graeme Lowe was under pressure with Wigan performing poorly in the league and early on things looked bleak for his side again. Both sides kick early penalty goals before a try to Tony Anderson in the 16th Minute put Halifax 8-2 up. Then ex Wigan John Pendlebury scored past poor tackling by Nicky Kiss to make it 14-2. A big turning point came though when Fax lost another ex Wigan player in Colin Whitfield to injury. A try from Mark Preston got Wigan back in it with Kevin Iro kicking the conversion and a penalty for a 14-10 half time deficit. In the 56th Minute, a try from Joe Lydon made it 14-14 but on 62 minutes a penalty from Peter Coyne put Fax back in front at 16-14. Lydon nailed a long range goal to level up at 16-16 and a replay was now looking likely until Preston claimed his second try to nick the victory late in the game.

Half Time:l

Wigan 10 Halifax 14




Kevin Allatt (Southport)


Delayed Highlights on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" between 4:00pm & 4:40pm

1988-1989 John Player Special Trophy Second Round Results

Saturday 26th November 1988
Wigan 20 Halifax 16 (BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 27th November 1988
Castleford 18 Bradford Northern 19
Chorley Borough 22 Hull Kingston Rovers 36
Leigh 40 Doncaster 8
St Helens 16 Hull 13
Sheffield Eagles 9 Widnes 32
Wakefield Trinity 38 Rochdale Hornets 12
Warrington 42 Bramley 10

BBC 1 - Saturday 26th November 1988
8:15am Saturday Starts Here: Bananaman
8:40am Chucklevision
9:00am Going Live!
12:12pm Weather
12:15pm Grandstand including....
12:15 Rugby Union Preview
12:25 Rallying
12:40, 1:10, 1:40 Horse Racing from Newbury
1:00 Rugby League Preview
1:25 Snooker: UK Pro Championship from Guild Hall, Preston
2:00 Rugby Union: Barbarians v Australia from Cardiff
3:50 Half Time Scores
4:00 Rugby League: John Player Trophy Second Round - Wigan v Halifax
4:40 Final Score
5:05pm Cartoon: Tom and Jerry (Double Bill)
5:20pm News, Weather, Sport, North West News
5:35pm The Flying Doctors
6:20pm The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow
7:05pm 'Allo 'Allo (Wartime Sitcom)
7:30pm 1988 Royal Variety Performance part 1
9:00pm News, Sport, Weather
1988 Royal Variety Performance part 2
10:45pm Snooker: UK Pro Championship from Guild Hall, Preston
0:15am Film: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"
1:30am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown

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