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27th March 1993: Bradford 6 Wigan 15
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 16 2013 - 20:29

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Saturday 27th March 1993

Bradford Northern 6 Wigan 15
Elland Road, Leeds
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off 3:00pm  

 (1st Half Highlights/2nd Half Live)

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson  T     
2. 

Jason Robinson

     
3.  Joe Lydon      
4. 

Andrew Farrar

 T     
5. 

Martin Offiah

     
6.  Frano Botica    G3   
7. 

Shaun Edwards

     DG 
8.  Kelvin Skerrett      
9.  Martin Dermott      
10.  Andy Platt      
11.  Denis Betts      
12.  Phil Clarke      
13.  Dean Bell      
 
Sub.  Sam Panapa      

Bradford 

1. Dave Watson, 2. Roger Simpson, 3. Tony Marchant, 4. Darrall Shelford, 5. Tony Anderson, 6. Neil Sumners, 7. Deryck Fox, 8. David Hobbs, 9. Ben Noble, 10. Jon Hamer, 11. Roy Powell, 12. Karl Fairbank, 13. Paul Medley. Sub: David Heron.

Tries: Roger Simpson
Goals: David Hobbs 1

Summary: 

A repeat of not only the Regal Trophy Final earlier in the season at the same venue, but also the previous years Semi Final when Wigan won 71-10. Bradford though had beaten Wigan 23-16 at Odsal ten days prior in the league and proved to be far more competitive this time round at Elland Road. The game was scoreless all the way to the 45th Minute when Steve Hampson went over to break the long deadlock. Frano Botica converted before kicking a penalty for 8-0 and Shaun Edwards kicked a drop goal for a 9-0 lead. Bradford though hit back with a great try from Roger Simpson. Receiving a pass from David Heron he managed to out-wit both Hampson and Joe Lydon to score and with David Hobbs converting, it was a 9-6 score. That score held until the 77th Minute when Andrew Farrar's try sealed the game and sent Wigan to Wembley for the sixth year in a row. Prospects of what the press were billing as "the dream final" against Leeds had ended two weeks prior though when they lost heavily to Widnes in their semi final.

Half Time: 

Bradford 0 Wigan 0

Attendance: 

20,085

Referee: 

John Holdsworth (Kippax)

Television: 

First Half Highlights then Second Half Live on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Ray French & Ross Strudwick

Results: 

1992-1993 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 13th March 1993
Leeds 4 Widnes 39 (at Central Park, Wigan - BBC Grandstand)

Saturday 27th March 1993
Bradford Northern 6 Wigan 15 (at Elland Road, Leeds - BBC Grandstand)

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