1. Dave Watson, 2. Tony Marchant, 3. Steve McGowan, 4. Tony Anderson, 5.
Roger Simpson, 6. Neil Sumners, 7. Deryck Fox,
8. David Hobbs, 9. Brian Noble, 10. Roy Powell, 11. Paul Medley, 12. Karl
Fairbank, 13. David Heron. Subs: Keith Mumby, Trevor Clark.
Tries: Steve McGowan
David Hobbs 1, Keith Mumby 1
Even though the final score looks tight at 15-8, the
headline in one newspaper was "Wigan have easy ride" to describe this Regal
Trophy Final at Elland Road. The lead was only taken in the 37th Minute
though when a kick from Shaun Edwards was messed up by Bradford Full Back
Dave Watson and Martin Offiah scooped to send Jason Robinson over. Frano
Botica converted for 6-0 but Bradford still had time to draw two points back
with a David Hobbs penalty goal. Wigan quickly got another try after half
time with Martin Dermott sending Shaun Edwards over. Botica converted for
12-2 and then added a penalty after Steve Hampson had kicked a drop goal.
That made it 15-2 with 10 minutes to go and that proved enough despite a
late try from Bradford's Steve McGowan.
Bradford 2 Wigan 6
John Holdsworth (Kippax)
Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Ray French & Ross Strudwick
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