19th April 1911: Oldham 3 Wigan 11 Posted by Bilko
on December 04 2014 - 23:59
Click: Last Match -
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Venue: Belle Vue, Wakefield Competition: League - First Place Play Off Match
1. Billy Seddon, 2. Albert Renwick, 3. Harry Price, 4. Frank Walford, 5.
Robert Curwen, 6. Jack Prescott, 7. Alan Taylor
8. Dick Silcock, 9. Billy Winstanley, 10. George Holding, 11. Howell de
Francis, 12. Mark Green, 13. Joe Topping
Albert Renwick, Alan Taylor, Frank Walford
Jack Prescott 1
Wigan and Oldham had finished the regular
season with identical records and a meeting of the Northern Union Committee
on the day before this match declared that the two sides would play off to
decide first place, despite the fact both teams were guaranteed a home play
off anyway. This extra game was Wigan's fifth match in eight days and with
the play offs just a further three days away they had zero enthusiasm for
this decider. Neither did Oldham and why a decider between two Lancashire
sides was played over in Yorkshire was another mystery. Only Billy
Winstanley remained in the side from the Easter Monday home victory over
Hull and whilst Oldham's side was slightly stronger, Wigan won the match but
the match was described as "feeble", "poor", "unexciting" and "pretty dull"
for the 4,000 that attended. Wigan did have consolation of lifting the
Lancashire League Trophy for this win and they would host Widnes in the play
offs whilst Wakefield would travel to Oldham.
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