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4th April 1993: Castleford 26 Wigan 17
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 16 2013 - 20:51

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Sunday 4th April 1993

Castleford 26 Wigan 17
Wheldon Road, Castleford
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 23 of 26
Kick Off 3:30pm    (Delayed: 7pm-9pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson      

Jason Robinson

3.  Joe Lydon      

Andrew Farrar


Martin Offiah

6.  Frano Botica    G4   

Shaun Edwards

8.  Neil Cowie  T     
9.  Martin Dermott      DG 
10.  Andy Platt      
11.  Denis Betts      
12.  Sam Panapa      
13.  Phil Clarke      
Sub.  Ian Gildart      
Sub.  Mike Forshaw      


1. Graham Steadman, 2. Simon Middleton, 3. Tony Smith, 4. Grant Anderson, 5. St John Ellis, 6. Peter Coyne, 7. Mike Ford, 8. Lee Crooks, 9. Graham Southernwood, 10. Dean Sampson, 11. Tony Morrison, 12. Andy Fisher, 13. Tawera Nikau. Subs: Martin Ketteridge, Andy Hay.

Tries: Tony Smith, Grant Anderson, Lee Crooks, Graham Steadman
Goals: Graham Steadman 3, Lee Crooks 2


A massive Good Friday battle ahead against St Helens at Central Park loomed in five days time but Wigan first had to deal with a trip to fourth placed Castleford. It was a difficult enough looking fixture but Wigan also had Shaun Edwards, Martin Dermott, Andy Platt, Denis Betts and Phil Clarke backing up from the Friday Night Great Britain 72 France 6 International at Headingley. Castleford had their Scrum Half Mike Ford involved also but he only played the last 14 minutes as a substitute for Edwards.

It was a tight first half with Castleford scoring first in the 19th Minute through a Tony Smith try but Neil Cowie responded just four minutes later. A Frano Botica penalty goal edged Wigan in front 8-6 at the break. News may have filtered through that title rivals Saints were 22-2 up against Leeds at Half Time but Wigan just needed to do their own job.

Soon after the restart, Castleford retook the lead with a Grant Anderson try, which Lee Crooks converted, for 12-8. Wigan soon responded after Castleford made an error on the kick off but Martin Dermott's drop goal was a strange option to narrow the gap to 12-9. Another Castleford error saw Shaun Edwards score a try that made it 15-12 to Wigan after Botica converted.

The see-saw nature of the game continued when on 56 Minutes Lee Crooks scored a try that this time was converted by Graham Steadman, for an 18-15 lead. He then added a penalty on the hour for 20-15. In the 66th Minute, a penalty goal from Botica narrowed that lead to 20-17 but just two minutes after that brought a pivotal moment.

A kick to the in goal looked easy for Jason Robinson to defend under the posts but the ball bounced wickedly for him and Steadman pounced to score. Easy conversion by him made it 26-17 to Cas and Wigan were now flustered and panicking. They just couldn't find a way back in the last ten minutes and with Saints winning 42-8 at home to Leeds in a simultaneous match, they had gone two points clear at the top and now knew that despite Wigan's game in hand advantage, they could win the title if they won at Central Park on the following Good Friday.

Half Time: 

Castleford 6 Wigan 8




Colin Steele (Dalton-in-Furness)


Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Table After This Match

1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 24 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 38 - (Diff: +276)
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +397)
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 23 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +104)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 23 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 27 - (Diff: +148)
5th Place:l Bradford - Played - 22 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 26 - (Diff: +112)
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