Hull Kingston Rovers 4 Wigan 6 - Sunday 28th January 1990 Venue: Craven Park, Hull Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup First Round Kick Off: 3:00pm
1. Joe Lydon, 2. David Marshall, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Dean Bell, 5.
Mark Preston, 6. Ellery Hanley, 7. Shaun Edwards
8. Ian Lucas, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Ian
Gildart, 13. Andy Goodway
14. Ged Byrne (replaced Kevin Iro - 38th Minute), 15. Phil Clarke (replaced Ian Gildart
- 38th Minute) 12. Ian Gildart (returned to replace Joe Lydon - Half
Time), 1. Joe Lydon (returned to replace Ian Gildart - 61st Minute)
This was the first time Wigan had drawn Hull KR
away in the Challenge Cup and with Rovers being in Division Two at this
particular time, this was Wigan's first visit to the "New" Craven Park.
Sometimes you have to win ugly and on a very muddy field, that's what Wigan
did here. Wigan should have gone 2-0 up but Joe Lydon shockingly missed a
penalty shot in front of the posts. Instead a Mike Fletcher penalty put
Rovers 2-0 ahead. Wigan responded with a fortunate try on 37 minutes. A bomb
from Shaun Edwards was fumbled by Rovers full back David Lightfoot and David
Marshall was on hand to hack forward and score under the posts. Lydon didn't
miss this time, 6-2 to Wigan. Rovers still had time to kick a second penalty
for a 6-4 half time score. The second half saw no scoring with play often
bogged down in field on the heavy pitch. Rovers perhaps deserved a replay
for this effort but Wigan hung on to get through.
Hull KR 4 Wigan 6
Ray Tennant (Castleford)
1989-1990 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Results
Friday 12th January 1990 Thatto Heath (St Helens) 2
Batley 45 (at Knowsley Road, St Helens)
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