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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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Wigan 28 Castleford 12 - Saturday 2nd May 1992
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Joe Lydon, 2. Frano Botica, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Gene Miles, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke

14. Steve Hampson (replaced Billy McGinty - 27th Minute), 15. Neil Cowie (replaced Billy McGinty - 64th Minute)
12. Billy McGinty (returned to replace Andy Gregory - 48th Minute)


Martin Offiah 2, Shaun Edwards, Steve Hampson

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 5
WiganlDrops:l Joe Lydon 2

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

14. Tony Smith (replaced Grant Anderson - Half Time), 15. Dean Sampson (replaced Lee Crooks - 33rd Minute)


Richie Blackmore, Keith England

CastlefordlGoals:l Martin Ketteridge 2

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:l

Wigan 19 Castleford 0




Robin Whitfield (Widnes)


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


Martin Offiah (Wigan)

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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