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2nd May 1992: Wigan 28 Castleford 12 (Challenge Cup Final)
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 20 2013 - 18:58

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Saturday 2nd May 1992

Wigan 26 Castleford 12
Wembley Stadium, London
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final

Kick Off: 2:30pm

 


Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon      DG2 
2.  Frano Botica    G5   
3.  Dean Bell      
4. 

Gene Miles

     
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T2     
6. 

Shaun Edwards

 T     
7. 

Andy Gregory

     
8.  Kelvin Skerrett      
9.  Martin Dermott      
10.  Andy Platt      
11.  Denis Betts      
12.  Billy McGinty      
13.  Phil Clarke      
 
Sub.  Steve Hampson  T     
Sub.  Neil Cowie      

Castleford 

1. Graham Steadman, 2. Jon Wray, 3. St John Ellis, 4. Richie Blackmore, 5. David Nelson, 6. Grant Anderson, 7. Mike Ford, 8. Lee Crooks, 9. Graham Southernwood, 10. Keith England, 11. Graham Bradley, 12. Martin Ketteridge, 13. Tawera Nikau. Subs: Tony Smith, Dean Sampson.

Tries: Richie Blackmore, Keith England
Goals: Martin Ketteridge 2

Summary: 

The fitness of Andy Gregory was Wigan's biggest sweat ahead of Wembley but although not 100% fit, he was picked to make what turned out to be his last appearance for the club. Martin Offiah had never played in the Cup Final before this appearance but made up for lost time quickly with a 5th Minute dribble towards the line that he touched down for a 6-0 lead. Great work from Martin Dermott sent Shaun Edwards over near the posts for 12-0 but it was the three minutes before half time that Wigan produced the dagger. First Joe Lydon hammered a drop goal for 13-0 and right on half time, Offiah claimed his second by winning the race to a perfectly weighted long range kick from Edwards. That was 19-0 and although Cas got quickly back to 19-6 within four minutes of the restart, Steve Hampson's try on the hour made it 25-6 and despite Cas scoring a second try, the clock had beaten then and Wigan eased home with a penalty from Botica and a second drop goal for Lydon. That completed Wigan's fifth Challenge Cup success in a row.

Half Time: 

Wigan 19 Castleford 0

Attendance: 

77,786

Referee: 

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Commentary: Ray French & Ross Strudwick

Scoring and Incident Pattern

5th Minute Wigan 04 Castleford 00 Try: Martin Offiah
- Wigan 06 Castleford 00 Conversion: Frano Botica
21st Minute Wigan 10 Castleford 00 Try: Shaun Edwards
- Wigan 12 Castleford 00 Conversion: Frano Botica
37th Minute Wigan 13 Castleford 00 Drop Goal: Joe Lydon
39th Minute Wigan 17 Castleford 00 Try: Martin Offiah (2)
- Wigan 19 Castleford 00 Conversion: Frano Botica
Half Time Wigan 19 Castleford 0
44th Minute Wigan 19 Castleford 04 Try: Richie Blackmore
- Wigan 19 Castleford 06 Conversion: Martin Ketteridge
59th Minute Wigan 23 Castleford 06 Try: Steve Hampson
- Wigan 25 Castleford 06 Conversion: Frano Botica
68th Minute Wigan 25 Castleford 10 Try: Keith England
- Wigan 25 Castleford 12 Conversion: Martin Ketteridge
72nd Minute Wigan 27 Castleford 12 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
78th Minute Wigan 28 Castleford 12 Drop Goal: Joe Lydon
Full Time Wigan 28 Castleford 12


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