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28th August 1992: Sheffield 6 Wigan 46
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 10 2013 - 21:54
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Sheffield Eagles 6 Wigan 46 - Friday 28th August 1992
Venue: Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Sam Panapa, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Martin Crompton
WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Mick Cassidy, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlInterchanges:l 14. Jason Robinson (replaced Sam Panapa - 28th Minute), 15. Ian Lucas (replaced Kelvin Skerrett - 28th Minute)
18. Kelvin Skerrett (returned to replace Phil Clarke - 39th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Shaun Edwards 3, Denis Betts 2, Martin Offiah, Kelvin Skerrett, Andy Platt

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 7

SheffieldlBacks:l

1. Mark Gamson, 2. Charlie McAllister, 3. Richard Price, 4. David Mycoe, 5. David Plange, 6. Daryl Powell, 7. Mark Aston

SheffieldlForwards:l 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Anthony Farrell, 10. Dale Laughton, 11. Andy Young, 12. Neil James, 13. Paul Carr
SheffieldlInterchanges:l 14. Ian Hughes (replaced Neil James - 25th Minute), 15. Hugh Waddell (replaced Dale Laughton - 31st Minute)

SheffieldlTries:l

Anthony Farrell
SheffieldlGoals:l Mark Aston 1
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Summary:l

A new contract with Sky saw them now televise two matches a week. The Live Match being in this new Friday Night slot whilst the second match would be one of the Sunday 3pm Kick Offs shown delayed later that evening. This was Sky's first Friday game with Champions Wigan travelling to Second Division Champions Sheffield Eagles. Earlier in the day Wigan had sold Andy Goodway to Leeds whilst Andrew Farrar had been signed to replace Gene Miles, but didn't play here. Sheffield had started well but didn't score a try and Wigan responded three tries in a seven minute spell with two from Shaun Edwards and one from Martin Offiah for 18-0. Sheffield hit back with a try from Anthony Farrell but in stoppage time Joe Lydon kicked a penalty and converted a try for Denis Betts which had Wigan in total command at 26-6 half time. Wigan kicked on to add twenty points after the interval with plenty of praise for Martin Crompton at Scrum Half who was replacing the now departed Andy Gregory.

Half Time:l

Sheffield 6 Wigan 26

Attendance:l

5,987

Referee:l

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television:l

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 1 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 2
2nd Place:l Bradford - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
3rd Place:l Castleford - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
5th Place:l Hull - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0

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