1st February 1947: Warrington 3 Wigan 11
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Warrington 3 Wigan 11 - Saturday 1st February 1947
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Jack Hilton, 3. Jack Cunliffe, 4. Ces Mountford, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Frank Tracey, 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 Jack Cunliffe, Brian Nordgren, Jack Hilton
WiganlGoals:l Ces Mountford 1

WarringtonlBacks:l 1. L.Jones, 2. Bevan, 3. Williams, 4. Higginbotham, 5. Johnson, 6. Fleming, 7. De Lloyd
WarringtonlForwards:l

8. H.Jones, 9. Cotton, 10. O'Toole, 11. Featherstone, 12. Ryan, 13. Mulhall


WarringtonlTries:l Bevan
WarringtonlGoals:l (None)
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Summary:l

Third against Fourth at Wilderspool with both sides trying to respond after losing their games the previous weekend. Warrington went to great expense to ensure the match beat the frost but were rewarded by a 30,000 attendance. Wigan were gifted the lead when a lose pass by Warrington fell into the in goal and Jackie Cunliffe "hurled himself onto it" and Ces Mountford converted for 5-0. In the second half Brian Bevan cut through to reduce the lead to 5-3 but another loose pass soon let Wigan score again. Tommy Bradshaw scooped and combination between Ken Gee and Billy Blan saw Brian Nordgren finish for an 8-3 lead. Bradshaw then set up the winning try with his run finding Jack Blan before Jackie Hilton finished. With this being only one of three games to beat the weather, Wigan were able to go back top with neither Widnes or Bradford playing.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 37
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 22 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 37
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 22 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 36
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 22 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 34
5th Place:l Dewsbury - Played - 21 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 31
6th Place:l Leeds - Played - 22 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 29

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