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2nd March 1994: Wigan 28 Featherstone 10
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 01 2013 - 22:47

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Wednesday 2nd March 1994

Wigan 28 Featherstone Rovers 10
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 19 of 30
(Previously Postponed on Sunday 23rd January 1994)
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon    
2. 

Jason Robinson

   
3.  Barrie-Jon Mather  T   
4. 

Gary Connolly

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Frano Botica    G6 
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Kelvin Skerrett    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Neil Cowie  T   
11.  Mick Cassidy    
12.  Andy Farrell    
13.  Sam Panapa  T   
 
Sub.  Billy McGinty    
Sub.  Andy Platt    

Featherstone 

1. Chris Bibb, 2. Terry Manning, 3. Iva Ropati, 4. Carl Gibson, 5. Owen Simpson, 6. Andy Wilson, 7. Martin Pearson, 8. Steve Molloy, 9. Graham Southernwood, 10.Gary H. Price, 11. Richard Gunn, 12. Neil Roebuck, 13. Brendan Tuuta. Subs: Chris Burton, Paul Bonson.

Tries: Gary H. Price, Terry Manning
Goals: Martin Pearson 1

Summary: 

Both sides had subsequently fined £500 (suspended for 12 months) after a mass brawl in the cup tie between the sides the previous Sunday and Featherstone seemingly did not learn their lesson on this quick return for a league match. They ended up playing out the first half with 11 men after Brendan Tuuta was sin binned and two minutes later Andy Wilson also received a yellow card. Wigan though didn't really push home that advantage and at half time both sides had scored one try each, Gary H. Price for Fev and Sam Panapa for Wigan, but Frano Botica had kicked four goals from four whilst Martin Pearson failed with three attempts. Featherstone did get back to 12-10 quickly after half time following a Terry Manning try but those missed goals earlier proved costly because Wigan would kick on to win comfortably in the final 20 minutes. Botica increased the lead first with a penalty for 14-10 and tries late from Barrie-Jon Mather, Neil Cowie and Martin Offiah completed the win that moved Wigan up to second in the table.

Half Time: 

Wigan 12 Featherstone 4

Attendance: 

10,655

Referee: 

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Note: 

Match had previously been postponed on Sunday 23rd January 1994 (3:00pm) due to Wigan playing in Regal Trophy Final

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Bradford - Played - 20 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +196)
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +260)
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 21 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +154)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 21 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 29 - (Diff: +271)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 21 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 26 - (Diff: +103)
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