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30th January 1994: Wigan 24 Wakefield 16
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 01 2013 - 19:05
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Wigan 24 Wakefield Trinity 16 - Sunday 30th January 1994
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Fourth Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Lydon, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Sam Panapa, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Mick Cassidy, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Barrie-Jon Mather, 12. Ian Gildart, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Nigel Wright (replaced Barrie-Jon Mather - 63rd Minute), 15. Billy McGinty (replaced Ian Gildart - 34th Minute)
12. Ian Gildart (returned to replace Billy McGinty - 54th Minute), 15. Billy McGinty (returned to replace Kelvin Skerrett - 74th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Sam Panapa, Nigel Wright, Gary Connolly

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 6

WakefieldlBacks:l

1. Henry Paul, 2. Gary Christie, 3. Andy Mason, 4. Adrian Flynn, 5. Andy Wilson, 6. Gary Spencer, 7. Billy Conway

WakefieldlForwards:l 8. Steve Durham, 9. Matt Fuller, 10. Ian Marlow, 11. Nigel Bell, 12. David Woods, 13. Richard Slater
WakefieldlSubslUsed:l 14. Paul Brown (replaced Ian Marlow - 69th Minute), 15. Kieran Allen (replaced Gary Spencer - 74th Minute)

WakefieldlTries:l

Andy Mason 2, Andy Wilson
WakefieldlGoals:l Henry Paul 2
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Summary:l

When the draw was made, Wigan were not expected to be troubled by Wakefield in this Challenge Cup tie but after Wigan's 33-2 humbling to Castleford in the previous weekend's Regal Trophy Final, the nerves were on display all afternoon here. This wasn't helped by them going behind early to an 70 metre Andy Mason interception try for a 6-0 Wakefield lead. Wigan clawed back slowly to lead 12-6 at half time with Frano Botica kicking three penalty goals and converting Sam Panapa's 18th Minute try.

Three minutes after the interval, Wakefield were level when great work by their New Zealand signing Henry Paul saw Andy Wilson finish a great try that made it 12-12 after Paul himself converted. That score held all the way until the 66th Minute and Central Park wasn't half feeling the nerves. Those were eased though when an error from Matthew Fuller forward pass to no one was intercepted by Nigel Wright for a try against his old club. Then seven minutes from time, Gary Connolly scored and it looked like Wigan had survived this test, though Andy Mason's late try still had them sweating to the end.

Half Time:l

Wigan 12 Wakefield 6

Attendance:l

12,404

Referee:l

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

1993-1994 Challenge Cup Fourth Round Results

Saturday 29th January 1994
Halifax 18 Warrington 22 (Live on BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 30th January 1994
Barrow 30 Bradford Northern 58
Batley 8 Keighley Cougars 29
Bramley 11 Widnes 20
Carlisle 12 Workington Town 13
Castleford 36 Salford 4
Doncaster 18 Dewsbury 6
Highfield 4 Whitehaven 15
Huddersfield 16 St Helens 23
Hull Kingston Rovers 6 Ryedale-York 6
Hunslet 20 Oldham 30
London Crusaders 14 Featherstone Rovers 28
Rochdale Hornets 18 Leeds 40
Sheffield Eagles 42 Leigh 10
Swinton 12 Hull 18
Wigan 24 Wakefield Trinity 16

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