Stones Bitter Championship - Round 17 of 30
(Previously Postponed on Sunday 9th January 1994)
Kick Off: 7:30pm
1. Henry Paul, 2. Gary Christie, 3. Andy Mason, 4. Adrian
Flynn, 5. Andy Wilson, 6. Gary Spencer, 7. Lee Hanlan,
8. David Hobbs, 9. Matt Fuller, 10. Ian Marlow, 11. Steve Durham, 12. Nigel
Bell, 13. Mike Forshaw. Subs: Richard Goddart, Adam Knighton.
Gary Spencer, Mike Forshaw, Henry Paul
Goals: Henry Paul 4
The Regal Trophy Final the previous month had seen Wigan
fall four points behind joint league leaders Warrington and Bradford and
although Wigan got that gap back to two points beating Widnes a couple of
Friday's earlier, both the leaders won again on the Sunday after to maintain
the four point gap. Wigan though had two games in hand on Bradford and three
on Warrington, so their was no panic but this visit of Wakefield was one of
those games in hand and Wigan were not expected to lose. Wigan had taken the
lead when Sam Panapa latched onto Ian Gildart's pass but failed conversion
meant it was only 4-0. The lead would change three more times before half
time. First Gary Spencer's converted try put Wakefield 6-4 up before Paul
Atcheson responded with a try for 8-6 to Wigan, but in the 32nd Minute ex
Wigan Mike Forshaw scored and the 12-8 lead held until the break.
Wigan did respond after the break but Wakefield held a
14-13 lead late in the game when their mightily impressive Kiwi youngster
Henry Paul stepped up to score a brilliant try that won the match for
Wakefield. Missed conversions certainly were a big part of the loss but
Wigan were generally poor. John Dorahy though decided to attack veteran referee Robin Whitfield,
saying he was "too old, out of date, and can't handle a game".
Wigan 8 Wakefield 12
Robin Whitfield (Widnes)
Match Previously Postponed on Sunday 9th January 1994 due to
Wigan playing in Regal Trophy Semi Final.
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