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5th July 1998: Wigan 38 St Helens 14
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 21 2013 - 00:30
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Wigan 38 St Helens 14 - Sunday 5th July 1998
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: JJB Sports Super League 3 - Round 13
Kick Off: 6:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Kris Radlinski, 5. Mark Bell, 4. Gary Connolly, 3. Danny Moore, 2. Jason Robinson, 6. Henry Paul, 7. Tony Smith
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Robbie McCormack, 10. Tony Mestrov, 11. Denis Betts, 20. Lee Gilmour, 13. Andy Farrell
WiganlInterchanges:l

12. Simon Haughton, 14. Mick Cassidy, 16. Terry O'Connor, 25. Paul Johnson


WiganlTries:l

Simon Haughton 2, Andy Farrell, Paul Johnson, Terry O'Connor

WiganlGoals:l Andy Farrell 7

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Paul Atcheson, 14. Chris Smith, 21. Damien Smith, 4. Paul Newlove, 5. Anthony Sullivan, 20. Tommy Martyn, 3. Sean Long
StlHelenslForwards:l 23. Brett Goldspink, 9. Keiron Cunningham, 15. Julian O'Neill, 11. Chris Joynt, 13. Paul Sculthorpe, 6. Karle Hammond
StlHelenslInterchanges:l

8. Apollo Perelini, 10. Ian Pickavance, 12. Paul Davidson, 24. Anthony Stewart (not used)


StlHelenslTries:l

Paul Sculthorpe, Paul Newlove

StlHelenslGoals:l Sean Long 3
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Half Time:l

Wigan 16 St Helens 4

Attendance:l

12,461

Referee:l

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Television:l

Live Coverage on Sky Sports 1



Top of the JJB Sports Super League 3 - After This Round
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 24
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 22
3rd Place:l Halifax - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
4th Place:l Bradford - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 16
5th Place:l St Helens - Played - 13 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 14
6th Place:l Sheffield - Played - 13 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 11
7th Place:l Warrington - Played - 13 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 11

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Top 5 Qualified for Play Offs

Super League 3 - Round 13 Results
Fri 3 July - Leeds Rhinos 22 Bradford Bulls 33 - 16,824
Fri 3 July - Sheffield Eagles 22 Castleford Tigers 16 - 3,000
Sun 5 July - Huddersfield Giants 6 Halifax Blue Sox 48 - 5,091
Sun 5 July - London Broncos 38 Hull Sharks 6 - 4,000
Sun 5 July - Salford Reds 14 Warrington Wolves 25 - 4,538
Sun 5 July - Wigan Warriors 38 St Helens 14 - 12,461

Match Report

Superb skipper Andy Farrell masterminded a wonderful Wigan performance that enabled the Super League leaders to open up a two-point gap. St Helens threw everything they had at their arch rivals but there was a touch of inevitability about their fifth successive derby triumph. And the bad news for Saints, who are in danger of slipping out of the top five, is that they must meet Wigan again in three weeks' time "on the road" in Swansea. Wigan boss John Monie is giving his players a week off before then and how they deserved it after a thoroughly impressive show, highlighted by another influential display by man of the match Farrell. Saints threatened to cause an upset when former Wigan utility back Sean Long kicked them into a 4-0 lead inside six minutes but Farrell remained cool and took a decisive hand to put his side firmly in control by half-time.

He took the sting out of Saints' early dominance by landing four penalties from as many attempts as the visitors lost their discipline. Saints could not apply the finishing touches to some clever approach work and Wigan showed them how it could be done when young Lee Gilmour made the initial breach and Henry Paul and Gary Connolly produced some neat handling skills to work the ball out to winger Mark Bell, who finished strongly for a 13th-minute try. And Farrell delivered a hammer blow to St Helens' morale in first-half injury time when he followed up own kick to the corner and beat Paul Atcheson to the touchdown. Saints were still reeling when the classy loose forward kicked to the corner where full-back Kris Radlinski palmed the ball back for substitute Paul Johnson to race through a scattered defence.

Wigan maintained the pressure and went further in front on 51 minutes when another substitute, prop forward Terry O'Connor, burst through some weak tackling for his first try of the season, although he appeared to lose control of the ball as he touched down. St Helens captain Chris Joynt obviously saw the knock-on but his protests only earned him a spell in sin bin. At 28-4, it threatened to become a rout but 12-man Saints hit back with tries from Paul Sculthorpe and Paul Newlove, although they were merely consolation efforts and Wigan still had plenty in reserve. A third scoring substitute, Simon Haughton, demonstrated his awesome power to cross for two tries in the last 13 minutes and Farrell took his goal tally to seven from 10 attempts.

Wigan:- Kris Radlinski, Jason Robinson, Danny Moore, Gary Connolly, Mark Bell, Henry Paul, Tony Smith, Neil Cowie, Robbie McCormack, Tony Mestrov, Denis Betts, Lee Gilmour, Andy Farrell(Capt)
Subs:- Terry O'Connor, Mick Cassidy, Paul Johnson, Simon Haughton
Scorers:-
Tries: Bell (14), Farrell (40), Johnson (45), O'Connor (51), Haughton (66,77)
Goals: Farrell 7

St Helens:- Paul Atcheson, Chris Smith, Damien Smith, Paul Newlove, Anthony Sullivan, Tommy Martyn, Sean Long, Julian O'Neill, Keiron Cunningham, Chris Joynt, Paul Sculthorpe, Karle Hammond
Subs:- Apollo Perelini, Ian Pickavance, Paul Davidson, Anthony Stewart(not used).

Tries: Sculthorpe (60), Newlove (63)
Goals: Long 3

Other Information

Attendance: 12,461
Referee: Russell Smith
Pitch: Excellent
Weather: Overcast, Slight Breeze
Man of the match: Wigan: Neil Cowie

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