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4th March 1990: Leeds 14 Wigan 21
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 27 2013 - 14:55
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Leeds 14 Wigan 21 - Sunday 4th March 1990
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Steve Hampson, 2. Ged Byrne, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Kevin Iro, 5. Mark Preston, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Adrian Shelford, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Andy Goodway, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Bobbie Goulding (replaced Andy Gregory - Half Time), 15. Ian Gildart (replaced Denis Betts - 33rd Minute)
11. Denis Betts (returned to replace Joe Lydon - 50th Minute), 7. Andy Gregory (returned to replace Martin Dermott - 76th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Andy Platt, Bobbie Goulding, Mark Preston

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 3, Bobbie Goulding 1
WiganlDrops:l Steve Hampson 1

LeedslBacks:l

1. Lord, 2. Fawcett, 3. Ackerman, 4. Creasser, 5. Gibson, 6. Schofield, 7. Cruickshank

LeedslForwards:l 8. Heugh, 9. Maskill, 10. Waddell, 11. Kuiti, 12. Heron, 13. Divorty
LeedslSubslUsed:l 14. Delaney, 15. Powell

LeedslTries:l

David Creasser, Vince Fawcett
LeedslGoals:l Colin Maskill 2, David Creasser 1
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Summary:l

Although they had played a game more, Leeds had used their Preliminary Round cup exit to Bradford to continue playing games. This had allowed them to draw level joint top of the table with Wigan, both sides being on 30 points ahead of this first of two league meetings between now and the end of the season. Headingley was absolutely packed in anticipation but it was Wigan who showed their class for the majority of the game. Both sides exchanged penalty goals before a brilliant one-two between Shaun Edwards and Andy Gregory created the space for Andy Goodway to break and send Andy Platt over. Lydon converting for an 8-2 lead. A further penalty from Lydon and a long, and extremely high, 40 metre drop goal from Steve Hampson made it 11-2 by the break.

Into the second half and Wigan swapped Gregory with youngster Bobbie Goulding and he made a quick impact to score a try and kick the goal for 17-2. Then by the 55th Minute it was 21-2 with Mark Preston returning an intercept 80 metres to score and it was looking like Wigan would cruise to victory at 21-2. Leeds though would fight back with tries from first David Creasser and then Vince Fawcett making it 21-14 with still eight minutes to go. It proved to be too little, too late from Leeds, Wigan had got the vital victory.

Half Time:l

Leeds 2 Wigan 11

Attendance:l

23,570

Referee:l

Alex Bowman (Whitehaven)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +366)
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 20 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 30 - (Diff: +282)
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 19 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 26 - (Diff: +163)
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 19 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 25 - (Diff: +194)
5th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 19 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 23 - (Diff: +57)

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