12th September 1914: Wigan 20 Barrow 0 Posted by Bilko
on December 11 2014 - 02:29
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Venue: Central Park, Wigan Competition: League
1. Billy Seddon, 2. Frank Walford, 3. George Hayward, 4. David Evans, 5. Billy Curran,
6. Fred Gleave, 7. Johnny Thomas
8. Charlie Seeling (Snr), 9. Arthur Francis, 10. Tom Whittaker, 11. Billy
Winstanley, 12. Bill Melling, 13. James Haigh
Charlie Seeling 2, Fred Gleave, George Curran
Johnny Thomas 4
The Northern Union Committee met again on Tuesday 8th
September to discuss whether play should continue under the war emergency.
It was decided to continue with league action "as it is impossible for all
to take up active war service and it is though unwise to have no relaxation
from the more serious objects of life". It was recommended that clubs would
offer services for recruitment before and after matches whilst also
encouraging playing to enlist and fill their teams with players from their
own districts "even though they may not be such talented players". What
would transpire would be that this season would conclude in full as an
official championship but as it wore on more and more players went to
enlist, attendances fell away dramatically and enthusiasm for playing
competitive sport whilst war casualties were mounting up would begin to die.
On the field, Wigan made it two wins out of two with an
easy victory over Barrow at Central Park.
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