Stones Bitter Championship - Round 23 of 26
(Previously Postponed on Good Friday 29th March 1991)
Kick Off: 7:30pm
1. Dave Tanner, 2. Dave Large, 3. Gary Connolly, 4. Alan Hunte,
5. Les Quirk, 6. Tea Ropati, 7. Jonathan Griffiths,
8. Stuart Evans, 9. Paul Groves, 10. Kevin Ward, 11. John Harrison, 12. Roy
Haggerty, 13. George Mann. Subs: Mark Bailey, Paul Jones.
Tries: Tea Ropati, Les Quirk
Goals: Dave Tanner 2
The Challenge Cup Semi Final draw, which had placed Wigan
and Saints in separate semis, meant the Good Friday derby had to be
postponed till this Thursday Night. Both sides had reached Wembley so this
was a dress rehearsal for Wembley but this match was more important for
Wigan with the league title still at stake.
The final score looks comfortable but it was far from it
for Wigan. Wigan suffered a blow early when Andy Platt limped off in the 4th
Minute before the two sides had exchanged penalty goals for 2-2. The first
try came when an error from
Dave Tanner was pounced upon by David Myers to score for Wigan Wigan.
That made it 8-2 but Saints equalised on 32 minutes with Tea Ropati's dash
being converted by Tanner for 8-8. Wigan still had time to regain the lead
before the break with Kelvin Skerrett scoring for a 14-8 lead after Botica
Two penalties extended Wigan's lead to 18-8 but Saints
came back on the hour with a try from Les Quirk reducing the lead to 18-14
after Tanner converted. Stress was now all over Central Park from the Wigan
faithful but a try in the 73rd Minute from Martin Dermott, from an Andy
Gregory kick, eased the nerves and Myers claimed a second three minutes
later to earn Wigan a vital victory.
Wigan 14 St Helens 8
Dave Carter (Widnes)
Match previously postponed on Good Friday 29th March 1991
(3:00pm) due to St Helens playing Challenge Cup Semi Final
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