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18th April 1925: Hull Kingston Rovers 13 Wigan 4
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 29 2013 - 22:11
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Hull Kingston Rovers 13 Wigan 4 - Saturday 18th April 1925
Venue: Craven Park, Hull
Competition: League - Championship Play Offs Semi Final (2nd Place v 3rd Place)
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Tommy Howley, 4. David Booysen, 5. Dick Armstrong, 6. Danny Hurcombe, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Billy Banks, 9. Tom Beetham, 10. Fred Brown, 11. Fred Roffey, 12. George van Rooyen, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 1, Tommy Howley 1


Summary:l

"Wigan disappointing" was the headline as their season ended at Hull KR. Rovers forwards were "smarter" than Wigan's and they thoroughly deserved their win. Hoult had given KR a dropped goal 2-0 lead then Austin scored a try for a 5-0 lead. A further try by Bielby and a penalty goal by Osborne then had them 10-0 up. Only a penalty goal from Jim Sullivan reduced that to 10-2 at half time. Wigan were "much better" second half but Rovers defended their lead magnificently. The only score Wigan found was a Tommy Howley drop goal for 10-4 but a two score lead was too much to overcome in the end and Harris scored a clincher for Rovers late in the game. This meant Wigan's season was over, so instead of attending a Championship Final on 2nd May, Wiganers could instead take one last ride on the town's trams, that were about to be replaced by  "trackless trolley buses"!!

1924-1925 Championship Play Offs Semi Final Results

Saturday 18th April 1924
1st Place v 4th Place: Swinton 20 St Helens Recreation 2
2nd Place v 3rd Place: Hull Kingston Rovers 13 Wigan 4

1924-1925 Championship Play Offs Final Result

Saturday 2nd May 1924
Swinton 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 9 (at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale)

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