26th February 1916: Salford 7 Wigan 6 Posted by Bilko
on January 12 2015 - 23:21
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Venue: The Willows, Salford Competition: War Emergency League
1. Green, 2. Bert Barnes, 3. Wilson, 4. Joe Sherrington, 5. Ted
Smith, 6. George Hesketh, 7. Peter Heaton
8. Bill Banks, 9. Bill Melling, 10. Sykes, 11. Whalley, 12.
George Litherland, 13. Molyneux
Bert Barnes, Ted Smith
This was one of only four out of ten matches to
survive the severe snow and frost spell that had hit the country. Because of
the war time it wasn't cost effective for clubs to go to the effort of
covering pitches but despite the weather, this game survived to be on. The
match did kick off late but Wigan's roll of six consecutive wins was halted
when Salford turned a 3-2 half time deficit into a 7-6 victory.
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