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Match Report: Dewsbury 4 Wigan 54
Posted by Bilko on May 09 2016 - 16:24

Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors - Labrokes Challenge Cup Round 6
Sunday 8th May 2016. Kick Off 3:00pm at Tetley's Stadium

Match Report

This was a job well done by Wigan on a hot Sunday Afternoon at Dewsbury. Five tries in the opening twenty minutes had the game pretty much wrapped up early and although the second half reverted to the type of attack we've witnessed a lot of this season, the first half saw some encouraging signs.

Fair enough this was only Championship opposition but this was only the second time this season we'd had both George Williams and Sean O'Loughlin play in their natural positions together and it sparked some buzz into the attack at least. Particularly on the left edge of the attack

It was down that wing that Wigan did all their early damage. Josh Charnley scored a brace either side of a Williams touch down whilst Oliver Gildart and Dan Sarginson also crossed the whitewash.

Matty Smith had missed the first two conversions off the left touchline and was quickly given the flick for Charnley to take over but he too had a horrible attempt at the third conversion. Eventually though the tries began to be rounded off under the sticks and that saw the score board ticking up to 24-0.

Dewsbury meanwhile had been testing Wigan defensively on occasions but Wigan were seeing off that threat except for a solo effort from Paul Sykes who left John Bateman flat on his backside in scoring that one, he couldn't convert though.

Bateman might have been worked up about that because he responded with two tries in the ten minutes up to half time and Wigan went into the sheds with a 36-4 advantage.

George Williams then came off at half time and with Lewis Tierney on the bench that was obviously the plan from the off. Despite the switch, Wigan did get two quick fire tries to start the second forty with both Ryan Sutton and Gildart crossing for his second.

48-4 with 35 minutes to go and I was wondering if the record away victory of 84-6 v Hull KR in 2013 was under threat but the last half hour was pretty dire from both teams to be fair.

Wigan did find one further score through Tierney in the 57th Minute but that proved to be it for the rest of the game at 54-4.

Nothing really occurred in a final quarter that was summed up when Anthony Gelling broke 50 metres down the field and not one Wigan player made an effort to support him. Maybe I'm harsh given the hot conditions but I thought that was poor. Then blind panic ensued when it dawned on some Wigan players that Gelling had bugger all to play the ball to and was made to look a fool when it wasn't really his fault.

Anyway it was a job done and perhaps Wigan were thinking ahead to a big game on Friday against Hull FC.

Team Sheets

- Dewsbury Position Wigan 1
1 Josh Guzdek Full Back Dan Sarginson 4
39 Donald Kudangirana

Right Wing

Dom Manfredi 5
15 Jason Crookes Centre Anthony Gelling 3
4 Shane Grady Centre Oliver Gildart 20
5 Dalton Grant Left Wing Josh Charnley 2
6 Paul Sykes Stand Off George Williams 6
22 Andy Kain Scrum Half Matty Smith 7
14 Luke Adamson Prop Dom Crosby 8
17 Dom Speakman Hooker Sam Powell 16

Jack Teanby


Lee Mossop

12 Scott Hale 2nd Row John Bateman 14
32 Kyle Trout 2nd Row Willie Isa 25

Joel Farrell


Sean O'Loughlin

13 Aaron Brown Substitute Taulima Tautai 19
19 Nathan Conroy Substitute Ryan Sutton 21
27 Jason Muranka Substitute Lewis Tierney 22
40 Johnny Walker Substitute Greg Burke 26
- Glenn Morrison Coach Shaun Wane -

Score Sheet

Dewsbury Rams 4


Wigan Warriors 54

Tries (1):
Paul Sykes


Tries (10):
Josh Charnley 2
George Williams
Oliver Gildart 2
Dan Sarginson
John Bateman 2
Ryan Sutton
Lewis Tierney

Paul Sykes 0/1
--- Goals:
Matty Smith 0/2
Josh Charnley 7/8

Scoring and Incident Pattern

3rd Minute Dewsbury 00 Wigan 04

Try: Josh Charnley

Dewsbury 00 Wigan 04 Missed Conv: Matty Smith (0/1)
5th Minute Dewsbury 00 Wigan 08

Try: George Williams

Dewsbury 00 Wigan 08 Missed Conv: Matty Smith (0/2)
12th Minute Dewsbury 00 Wigan 12

Try: Josh Charnley (2)

Dewsbury 00 Wigan 12 Missed Conv: Josh Charnley (0/1)
16th Minute Dewsbury 00 Wigan 16

Try: Oliver Gildart

Dewsbury 00 Wigan 18 Conversion: Josh Charnley (1/2)
19th Minute Dewsbury 00 Wigan 22

Try: Dan Sarginson

Dewsbury 00 Wigan 24 Conversion: Josh Charnley (2/3)
24th Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 24 Try: Paul Sykes
Dewsbury 04 Wigan 24 Missed Conv: Paul Sykes (0/1)
32nd Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 28

Try: John Bateman

Dewsbury 04 Wigan 30 Conversion: Josh Charnley (3/4)
37th Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 34

Try: John Bateman (2)

Dewsbury 04 Wigan 36 Conversion: Josh Charnley (4/5)
Half Time Dewsbury Rams 04 Wigan Warriors 36
42nd Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 40

Try: Ryan Sutton

Dewsbury 04 Wigan 42 Conversion: Josh Charnley (5/6)
44th Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 46

Try: Oliver Gildart (2)

Dewsbury 04 Wigan 48 Conversion: Josh Charnley (6/7)
57th Minute Dewsbury 04 Wigan 52

Try: Lewis Tierney

Dewsbury 04 Wigan 54 Conversion: Josh Charnley (7/8)
Full Time Dewsbury Rams 04 Wigan Warriors 54


Chris Campbell

Match Attendance



Sunny and Warm but with a breeze.

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