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)
Delayed Highlights on Yorkshire TV "Scrumdown".
1989-1990 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round
Friday 12th January 1990 Thatto Heath (St Helens) 2
Batley 45 (at Knowsley Road, St Helens)
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