9th February 1946: Swinton 5 Wigan 4
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Swinton 5 Wigan 4 - Saturday 9th February 1946
Venue: Station Road, Swinton
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round First Leg
Kick Off: 3:30pm

Wigan Backs:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4, Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Jack Taylor, 6. Jack Fleming, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
Wigan Forwards:l 8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Harry Atkinson, 12. Robert Johnstone, 13. Jack Simpson

Wigan Tries:l (None)
Wigan Goals:l Ted Ward 2

Swinton Backs:l 1. Lowe, 2. Crossland, 3. K.Turner, 4. Lewis, 5. Schofield, 6. McGurk, 7. G.Turner
Swinton Forwards:l 8. Garner, 9. Davies, 10. Hughes, 11. Stoddart, 12. Knowles, 13. Bowyer

Wigan Tries:l K.Turner
Wigan Goals:l Lowe 1
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Summary:l

This First Round cup tie was being held over two legs so Wigan having a 5-4 deficit to take back to Central Park, especially having trailed 5-0 at half time. Lowe had given them a 2-0 lead with a penalty in the 5th Minute before K.Turner made it 5-0 with a 20th Minute try. Wigan reduced the lead second half with two goals from Ted Ward.

Challenge Cup First Round First Leg Results

Saturday 9th February 1946
Bradford Northern 11 Hull 0
Castleford 10 St Helens 4
Dewsbury 0 Hunslet 5
Featherstone Rovers 7 Halifax 10
Huddersfield 3 Wakefield Trinity 14
Higher Ince 3 Widnes 30 (at Central Park, Wigan)
Hull Juniors 0 Bramley 29
Hull Kingston Rovers 18 Langworthy Juniors 0
Keighley 5 Liverpool Stanley 0
Kells 0 Warrington 3
Leeds 10 Batley 2
Rochdale Hornets 9 Barrow 11
Salford 8 Oldham 3
Sharlston Rovers 12 Workington Town 7
Swinton 5 Wigan 4
York 6 Broughton Rangers 13