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1st September 1917: Wigan 14 St Helens 8
Posted by Bilko on January 29 2015 - 00:25
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Wigan 14 St Helens 8 - Saturday 1st September 1917
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: War Emergency League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Graham, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Jim Sherrington, 4. Joseph Rudd, 5. Blackledge, 6. Peter Heaton, 7. Johnny Thomas

WiganlForwards:l

8. Arthur Francis, 9. Bill Melling, 10. Bill Banks, 11. Harry Banks, 12. Sutton, 13. William Ainscough


WiganlTries:l

Ted Smith 3, Sutton

WiganlGoals:l

Ted Smith 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Wilmot, 2. Henry Greenall, 3. Tom White, 4. Norman Gee, 5. William Hankinson, 6. Jack Halsall, 7. B.Wilson

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Henry Tomlinson, 9. Parr, 10. Brighton, 11. John Holland, 12. Harry Briers

StlHelenslTries:l

Jack Halsall, B.Wilson

StlHelenslGoals:l

Wilmot 1

Summary:

The opening match of the 1917-1918 war season. Although a league table was often printed in newspapers, the actual league competition was suspended for the third year in a row with friendlies being played on a weekly basis. This match between Wigan and Saints was one of only two games played on the day and it was contested in "wretched weather".

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