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2nd January 1994: Warrington 6 Wigan 8
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 30 2013 - 20:47

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Sunday 2nd January 1994

Warrington 6 Wigan 8
Wilderspool, Warrington
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 16 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm    (Delayed: 9pm-11pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon    
2. 

Jason Robinson

   
3.  Barrie-Jon Mather    
4. 

Gary Connolly

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Sam Panapa    
7.  Frano Botica    G2 
8.  Kelvin Skerrett    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Andy Platt    
11.  Neil Cowie    
12.  Andy Farrell    
13.  Phil Clarke    
 
Sub.  Denis Betts    
Sub.  Mick Cassidy    

Warrington 

1. Lee Penny, 2. Mark Forster, 3. Allan Bateman, 4. Jonathan Davies, 5. Robert Myler, 6. Kevin Ellis, 7. Greg Mackay, 8. Craig Teitzel, 9. John Thursfield, 10. Rowland Phillips, 11. Paul Cullen, 12. Mike Gregory, 13. Kelly Shelford. Subs: Mark Hilton.

Tries: Mark Forster
Goals: Jonathan Davies 1

Summary: 

Warrington had returned to the top of the table with victory over Widnes on December 27th, so this was a big game with Wigan being in second place. Wigan got off to the perfect start with a Martin Offiah try after just 5 minutes but the conversion was missed by Frano Botica. He later added a penalty goal for a 6-0 half time lead. In the second half a Jonathan Davies penalty reduced the lead to 6-2. Later a good passing move between John Thursfield, Greg Mackey, Mike Gregory and Lee Penny got Mark Forster over in the right corner but Davies couldn't convert, so the scores were tied at 6-6. It was a tight finish and that scored looked to be how it would finish until Warrington chucked away a vital league point in the fourth minute of stoppage time. They had possession but Mike Gregory knocked on. Phil Clarke pounced on the loose ball only for Paul Cullen to tackle him knees first. Penalty was awarded and then marched ten metres further forward by referee Russell Smith after dissent from Davies. Despite having a rare dodgy day with the boot, Botica kicked the penalty and Wigan had won to go back top of the table.

Half Time: 

Warrington 0 Wigan 6

Attendance: 

11,379

Referee: 

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Television: 

Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 14 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 24 - (Diff: +202)
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 24 - (Diff: +109)
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22 - (Diff: +93)
4th Place:l St Helens - Played - 16 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 21 - (Diff: +107)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 16 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 20 - (Diff: +62)
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