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2nd January 1994: Warrington 6 Wigan 8
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 30 2013 - 19:47
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Warrington 6 Wigan 8 - Sunday 2nd January 1994
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Joe Lydon, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Barrie-Jon Mather, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Sam Panapa, 7. Frano Botica

WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Neil Cowie, 12. Andy Farrell, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Denis Betts (replaced Joe Lydon - 47th Minute), 15. Mick Cassidy (replaced Martin Dermott 58th Minute)
11. Joe Lydon (returned to replace Barrie-Jon Mather - 76th Minute), 9. Martin Dermott (returned to replace Neil Cowie - 76th Minute)


Martin Offiah

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 2


1. Lee Penny, 2. Mark Forster, 3. Allan Bateman, 4. Jonathan Davies, 5. Robert Myler, 6. Kevin Ellis, 7. Greg Mackay

WarringtonlForwards:l 8. Craig Teitzel, 9. John Thursfield, 10. Rowland Phillips, 11. Paul Cullen, 12. Mike Gregory, 13. Kelly Shelford
WarringtonlSubslUsed:l 14. Mark Hilton (replaced Rowland Phillips - 25th Minute)


Mark Forster
WarringtonlGoals:l Jonathan Davies 1

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:l

Warrington 0 Wigan 6




Russell Smith (Castleford)


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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