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28th February 1993: Halifax 18 Wigan 19
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 16 2013 - 19:19
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Halifax 18 Wigan 19 - Sunday 28th February 1993
Venue: Thrum Hall, Halifax
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Andrew Farrar, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Phil Clarke, 13. Dean Bell
WiganlInterchanges:l

14. Sam Panapa (replaced Martin Offiah - 49th Minute), 15. Neil Cowie (replaced Kelvin Skerrett - 30th Minute)
18. Kelvin Skerrett (returned to replace Neil Cowie - 57th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Dean Bell, Sam Panapa, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 3
WiganlDrops:l Joe Lydon 1

HalifaxlBacks:l 1. Warren Wilson, 2. John Bentley, 3. Graeme Hallas, 4. Greg Austin, 5. Mark Preston, 6. Mark Bailey, 7. Paul Bishop
HalifaxlForwards:l 8. Karl Harrison, 9. Roy Southernwood, 10. Brent Stuart, 11. Gary Lord, 12. Mark Perrett, 13. Gary Divorty
HalifaxlInterchanges:l

14. John Fieldhouse (replaced John Bentley - 39th Minute), 15. Mike McLean (replaced Brent Stuart - 63rd Minute)


HalifaxlTries:l

Graeme Hallas 2, Greg Austin
HalifaxlGoals:l Paul Bishop 3
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Summary:l

This was Wigan's 29th Challenge Cup victory in a row but never in that run had they sweated like this tie at Halifax. On a freezing cold snowy day, Halifax pressured Wigan from the off, taking the lead with a 5th Minute try from centre Graeme Hallas. A try from Dean Bell later made it 6-4 with Frano Botica adding a penalty later for a 6-6 half time scoreline. Eight Minutes after the interval, Halifax went back in front with Greg Austin scoring and Paul Bishop converting for 12-6. He then added a penalty goal for 14-6. Sam Panapa's try got Wigan back to 14-12 but Halifax got a third try from Hallas, his second of the game, for 18-12 but the missed conversion by Bishop would prove so, so costly in the end. Wigan got level in the 71st Minute when a dreadful collision in defence between Warren Wilson and Mark Preston allowed Joe Lydon to nick in for an equalising try after Botica converted. The home side more than deserved a draw but their hearts were broken when Lydon nailed a big drop goal with 36 seconds to go to get Wigan home with the win. Fair to say they got away with this one though.

Half Time:l

Halifax 6 Wigan 6

Attendance:l

9,841

Referee:l

John Holdsworth (Kippax)

1992-1993 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 27th February 1993
Leeds 12 Castleford 8 (BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 28th February 1993
Halifax 18 Wigan 19
Hull Kingston Rovers 4 Widnes 4
Oldham 4 Bradford Northern 42

Wednesday 3rd March 1993
Replay: Widnes 16 Hull Kingston Rovers 11

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