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17th January 1993: Wigan 40 Hull 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 16 2013 - 00:31
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Wigan 40 Hull 2 - Sunday 17th January 1993
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Sam Panapa, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Andrew Farrar, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Ian Gildart, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke

14. Mick Cassidy (replaced Neil Cowie - 47th Minute), 15. Paul Atcheson (replaced Barrie-Jon Mather - 25th Minute)


Denis Betts 2, Martin Offiah 2, Frano Botica, Shaun Edwards

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 8


HulllGoals:l Paul Eastwood 1


Only three Preliminary Round ties were drawn and Wigan were amongst those six sides to have drawn the short straw. To have an all first division tie like this one, including holders Wigan, in the Preliminary Round sparked uproar in the press, who had long since grown tired and despised of this extra round. Particularly when you bared in mind that teams like Nottingham, Chorley and Highfield were straight into Round 1!

Not only did it mean an extra cup tie, it also meant the postponement of league fixtures on top, Wigan having been due to host Wakefield on this day. Wigan would lose another league game a week later against Leeds, whilst playing in the Regal Final, so this was not what Wigan needed. Also Leeds had refused Wigan's idea to bring that league fixture forward to the previous weekend which had seen them have another game postponed due to that weekends opponent Bradford playing in Regal Trophy Semi Final. But you could understand Leeds decision because Wigan's idea who have been for them to play on the Friday on Sky at Warrington before hosting Wigan just two days later on the Sunday. As it turned out, this would be the last season that a Preliminary Round was held in not only the Challenge Cup, but also the Regal Trophy as well.

Half Time:l

Wigan 20 Hull 2




Russell Smith (Castleford)

1992-1993 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Results

Wednesday 13th January 1993
Widnes 62 Swinton 14

Sunday 17th January 1993
Batley 20 Blackpool Gladiators 10
Wigan 40 Hull 2

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