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27th August 1989: Widnes 27 Wigan 22
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 26 2013 - 23:54

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Sunday 27th August 1989

Widnes 27 Wigan 22
Anfield, Liverpool
CIS Insurance Charity Shield

Kick Off: 3:00pm


Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Dean Bell    
3.  Kevin Iro  T   
4.  Joe Lydon  T   G5 
5.  Mark Preston    
6.  Ged Byrne    
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Andy Platt  T   
11.  Denis Betts    
12.  Ian Gildart    
13.  Andy Goodway    
Sub.  John Gilfillan    
Sub.  Ged Stazicker    


1. Alan Tait, 2. Brimah Kebbie, 3. Jonathan Davies, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Tony Myler, 7. David Hulme, 8. Kurt Sorensen, 9. Paul Hulme, 10. Joe Grima, 11. Mike O'Neill, 12. Emosi Koloto, 13. Richie Eyres. Subs: Derek Pyke.

Tries: Brimah Kebbie, Jonathan Davies, Martin Offiah, David Hulme
Goals:  Jonathan Davies 5
Drop Goals: Alan Tait 1


The curtain raiser to the new season saw champions Widnes face cup holders Wigan at Anfield in Liverpool. It had been a good first half for Wigan, leading 16-7 at the break, but by the 46th Minute Widnes had scored twice to lead 17-16. Widnes kicked on to win 27-22 in the end.

Half Time: 

Widnes 7 Wigan 16



Referee:  John Holdsworth (Kippax)
Television:  Live Coverage on Granada "Rugby League Live" - Clive Tyldesley & Kevin Tamati
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