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28th April 1934: Salford 3 Wigan 15 (Championship Play Off Final)
Posted by Bilko on January 05 2014 - 15:33
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Salford 3 Wigan 15 - Saturday 28th April 1934
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: League - Championship Play Offs Final
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Jack Morley, 3. Len Mason, 4. Gwynne Davies, 5. Dicky Twose, 6. George Bennett, 7. Hector Gee
WiganlForwards:l 8. Bill Targett, 9. Joe Golby, 10. Harold Edwards, 11. Reg Hathway, 12. Albert Davis, 13. Ossie Griffiths

WiganlTries:l

Gwynne Davies, Jack Morley, Bill Targett
WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 3

SalfordlBacks:l 1. Harold Osbaldestin, 2. Les Pearson, 3. Sammy Miller, 4. Gus Risman, 5. Bob Brown, 6. Emlyn Jenkins, 7. Billy Watkins
SalfordlForwards:l 8. Bill Williams, 9. Bert Day, 10. Joe Bradbury, 11. Aubrey Casewell, 12. Alf Middleton, 13. Jack Feetham

SalfordlTries:l

Emlyn Jenkins
SalfordlGoals:l (None)

Summary:l

Salford were favourites for this Championship Final with them being the previous season's league champion whilst also finishing top of the table 11 points clear of anyone else. In fact Wigan had lost more league games in this one season (12) than Salford had done in the previous two season's combined (11). That said, although Wigan had been perhaps lucky to get past Leeds in the Semi Final, they came into the Final in fantastic form having won 13 of their last 14 league matches.

Wigan took the lead in the 10th Minute following an error from Salford. Emlyn Jenkins pass to Gus Risman fell to ground and Ossie Griffiths scooped up the loose ball. On the half break he found George Bennett who had both Jack Morley and Gwynne Davies in support. Bennett found Davies who finished under the posts, which meant an easy conversion for Sullivan made it 5-0.

The game looked to be drifting all the way to half time with the same score but Wigan found a massive try in the 38th Minute. It was a superb individual effort from Jack Morley. He had the ball on half way and after hacking ahead he won the race with Les Pearson to ground the ball. Sullivan converted again to give Wigan a 10-0 lead at half time.

Salford gave out stronger at the start of the second half and found a try that was soft from a Wigan point of view. Jenkins scored it but Risman missed the extras, leaving Salford still two scores down at 10-3.

The next try was clearly going to be huge but it didn't come for a long time. In fact the next score was a drop goal (worth two points until 1974) from Jim Sullivan in the 72nd Minute. Time was ticking away for Salford and in the end Wigan found a cherry on top of the cake try in the last minute with Davies sending Bill Targett over. Sullivan missed the extras but it didn't matter. Wigan had won their fourth League Title, a remarkable achievement considering they had been in 12th Place when they kicked off against Featherstone on February 14th.

Scoring Pattern
10th Minute Salford 00 Wigan 03 Try: Gwynne Davies
10th Minute Salford 00 Wigan 05 Conversion: Jim Sullivan
38th Minute Salford 00 Wigan 08 Try: Jack Morley
38th Minute Salford 00 Wigan 10 Conversion: Jim Sullivan
Half Time Wigan 10 Salford 00
47th Minute Salford 03 Wigan 10 Try: Emlyn Jenkins
72nd Minute Salford 03 Wigan 12 Drop Goal: Jim Sullivan
80th Minute Salford 03 Wigan 15 Try: Bill Targett
Full Time Wigan 15 Salford 03

Attendance: 31,565 (Gate Reciepts: £2,113)
Referee:
Albert Dobson (Featherstone)
Weather:
Windy

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