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30th December 1989: Wigan 24 Castleford 10
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 27 2013 - 12:12

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Saturday 30th December 1989

Wigan 24 Castleford 10
Headingley, Leeds
Regal Trophy Semi Final

Kick Off: 2:15pm

 


Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon  T   G4 
2.  David Marshall  T   
3.  Kevin Iro    
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Mark Preston    
6.  Shaun Edwards  T   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Adrian Shelford    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Denis Betts  T   
12.  Andy Platt    
13.  Ellery Hanley    
 
Sub.  Phil Clarke    
Sub.  Ian Lucas    

Castleford 

1. Larder, 2. Ellis, 3. Irwin, 4. Bragger, 5. Anderson, 6. Joyner, 7. French, 8. Sampson, 9. Beardmore, 10. England, 11. Ketteridge, 12. Ward, 13. Gibbs. Subs: Southernwood, Roebuck.

Tries: Steve Larder, St John Ellis
Goals: Steve Larder 1

Summary: 

The morning of this Regal Trophy Semi Final at Headingley had seen news of Ellery Hanley being awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours list. He didn't make much impact here though, still easing his way back to fitness after a long absence. Wigan took the lead in the 9th Minute when an Andy Gregory grubber kick was touched down by Joe Lydon, to which he converted for 6-0. Then on 14th Minutes it was Lydon himself kicking a bomb in the air. Steve Larder completely messed it up and it rebounded for Denis Betts to score a simple try. Lydon converted and later added a penalty when Mark Preston had been obstructed. That made for a 14-0 half time lead. Wigan pretty much wrapped the tie up soon after the interval with Betts sending Shaun Edwards racing under the posts, Lydon converting for 20-0. Though Castleford hit back next with a try from Steve Larder for 20-6, a well taken try from David Marshall three minutes later slapped them back down at 24-6. St John Ellis scored a late consolation but Wigan were through to a final against Halifax.

Half Time: 

Wigan 14 Castleford 0

Attendance: 

10,193

Referee: 

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand

Results: 

1989-1990 Regal Trophy Semi Finals

Saturday 23rd December 1989
Halifax 10 St Helens 9 (at Central Park - Live on BBC Grandstand)

Saturday 30th December 1989
Wigan 24 Castleford 10 (at Headingley, Leeds - Live on BBC Grandstand)

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