17th October 1945: Wigan 18 St Helens 5
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Wigan 18 St Helens 5 - Wednesday 17th October 1945
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Lancashire Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: Unknown

Wigan Backs:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ernie Ashcroft, 4. Ted Toohey, 5. Reg Lowrey, 6. Jack Fleming, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
Wigan Forwards:l 8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Harry Atkinson, 12. Frank Barton, 13. Ike Jones

Wigan Tries:l Jack Fleming 2, Ted Toohey, Joe Egan,
Wigan Goals:l Martin Ryan 3

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. John King, 2. Jim Myers, 3. Stan Powell, 4. Bill Fishwick, 5. Aubrey Gregory, 6. Frank Tracey, 7. Billy French
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. George Davies, 9. John Phillips, 10. Norman Thompson, 11. Jack Fearnley, 12. Frank Riley, 13. Ernie Mills

StlHelenslTries:l Jim Myers
StlHelenslGoals:l Stan Powell 1


Wigan "peppered" substitute St Helens Full Back John King in this Lancashire Cup Semi Final and found joy when Jack Fleming opened the scoring in the 10th Minute. Saints were looking more the dominant side but wasted opportunities with a knock on from Bill Fishwick and pass to Jim Myers blowing tries. Wigan punished those wasted chances with a second try from Jack Fleming that was converted by Martin Ryan for a 8-0 lead at Half Time. That was extended early in the second half when Frank Tracey's kicked for Saints went straight into the hands of a grateful Fleming who sent Ted Toohey over and it was now 13-0 after Martin Ryan converted again. The tie was now settled but Wigan found a fourth try for Joe Egan with another Ryan conversion making it 18-0. Saints did managed to score eventually but it came from Jim Myers in the last minute.

Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results

Wednesday 17th October 1945
Wigan 18 St Helens 5

Thursday 18th October 1945
Widnes 10 Broughton Rangers 3