26th December 1946: St Helens 9 Wigan 11
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St Helens 9 Wigan 11 - Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1946
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
WiganlForwards:l

8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Harry Atkinson, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Jack Blan


WiganlTries:l Gordon Ratcliffe 2, Jack Blan
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Harry Pimblett, 2. Duggie Greenall, 3. Frank Tracey, 4. Jimmy Stott, 5. Albert Doyle, 6. Len Constance, 7. Glan Jones
StlHelenslForwards:l

8. George Davies, 9. Ike Fishwick, 10. Jonty Pilkington, 11. WJ Jones, 12. Tommy Leyland, 13. Ron Tucker


StlHelenslTries:l Jimmy Stott
StlHelenslGoals:l Len Constance 3
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Summary:l

The 20,000 attendance set a Knowsley Road record for this fixture although it was reported that a number of spectators got into the ground without paying. Wigan were second in the table but got pushed hard by St Helens who were in the bottom third of the table. Leaders Widnes eked out a 3-2 win away at Swinton to hold their lead at the top.

Half Time:l St Helens 9 Wigan 8
Attendance:l 20,000

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 17 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 31
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 16 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 27
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 25
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 24
5th Place:l Dewsbury - Played - 16 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 23
6th Place:l Castleford - Played - 17 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 22

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