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25th November 1922: Leigh 2 Wigan 20 (Lancashire Cup Final)
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 17 2013 - 19:40
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Leigh 2 Wigan 20 - Saturday 25th November 1922
Venue: The Willows, Salford
Competition: Lancashire Cup Final
Kick Off: 2:45pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Danny Hurcombe, 3. Jerry Shea, 4. Tommy Howley, 5. Johnny Ring, 6. George Owens, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Wilf Hodder, 9. Tom Woods, 10. Bert Webster, 11. Percy Coldrick, 12. Harry Banks, 13. Fred Roffey

WiganlTries:l Bert Webster 2, Tommy Howley, Johnny Ring
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 4


Summary:l

These sides were 2nd and 3rd in the league table heading into this Lancashire Cup Final at Salford. It was a tight opening with Leigh being unlucky not to score an early try, Mooney was deemed to have a foot in touch before going over. Leigh did get a 2-0 lead though with a penalty goal from Mooney. Jim Sullivan retaliated with a levelling penalty goal before errors from Leigh contributed to very quick back to back tries for Johnny Ring and Bert Webster. Leigh had made a bright start but all of a sudden they were 8-2 down and they really never recovered their composure. Tommy Howley then returned a Leigh kick for a try, which put Wigan into a 13-2 half time lead. Sullivan added another penalty goal after half time for 15-2, after which Leigh did try to rally but to no avail. Webster's second try rounded off the scoring for Wigan in a 20-2 win. "After such a promising start, Leigh's big defeat was astounding" claimed one newspaper. Wigan had sealed their fifth Lancashire Cup success.

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