9th April 1909: Wigan 5 St Helens 8 Posted by Bilko
on September 26 2014 - 16:29
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Venue: Central Park, Wigan Competition: League
1. Gomer Gunn, 2. Robert Curwen, 3. Jack Prescott, 4. James
Green, 5. Jack Brown, 6. Naddy Jones, 7. William Hardman
8. Bob Brooks, 9. Joe Topping, 10. Thomas Riley, 11. Albert Jonas, 12.
Robert Parr, 13. William Halsall
Gomer Gunn 1
1. Fred Lilley, 2. Jimmy Flanagan, 3. Frank Drake, 4. Jimmy
Greenwood, 5. Isiah Harris, 6. Harry Greenwood, 7. Arthur Kelly
8. Billy Briers, 9. Jack Pope, 10. William Bradley, 11. Frank Lee, 12. James
Prescott, 13. Ernest Helsby
Billy Briers, Isiah Harris
Fred Lilley 1
The logic of holding the Challenge Cup Semi Finals on
Easter Saturday was made to look stupid here with Wigan playing a full
reserve team against St Helens and none of the players that would play in
the Semi Final. Wigan's Cup Opponents Wakefield meanwhile had "nursed"
themselves through a 53-0 loss at Salford on this day, described as a
"childish exhibition" in one newspaper. Despite playing their "A Team" Wigan
had the better of the first half but despite going close to tries on four
occasions, the only first half score was Gomer Gunn's penalty for a 2-0
lead. Saints took the lead with a Billy Briers try soon after the interval
but Wigan went back 5-3 in front with Robert Parr's score. Fred Lilley's
penalty made it 5-5 and Saints snatched the win with Isiah Harris' late try.
This was Wigan's first loss at Central Park in 26 matches since 19th
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