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4th September 1915: Wigan 18 Broughton 3
Posted by Bilko on January 12 2015 - 19:11
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Wigan 18 Broughton Rangers 3 - Saturday 4th September 1915
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: War Emergency League

WiganlBacks:l

1. William Jolley, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Jim Sherrington, 4. Frank Walford, 5. Robert Curwen, 6. George Owens, 7. Johnny Thomas

WiganlForwards:l

8. Charlie Seeling (Snr), 9. Arthur Francis, 10. George Litherland, 11. Bill Melling, 12. Joe Sherrington, 13. Howarth


WiganlTries:l

Ted Smith 2, Arthur Francis, George Owens

WiganlGoals:l

Johnny Thomas 3


Summary:l

It had been decided in light of the war to suspend the regular competition and that play would become amateur for the rest of the war and played in an unofficial capacity. A large number of "war workers, service men and wounded soldiers" attended games on this opening day but many teams were now struggling to get enough players with enlistment taking place. Broughton had done well to be 3-3 at half time in this match but they fell away after half time.

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