12th April 1947: Barrow 8 Wigan 7
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Barrow 8 Wigan 7 - Saturday 12th April 1947
Venue: Craven Park, Barrow
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:15pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Jack Hilton, 3. Johnny Lawrenson, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Stan Jolley, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Jack Blan
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Harry Atkinson, 13. Billy Blan

WiganlTries:l Johnny Lawrenson
WiganlGoals:l Ces Mountford 2
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Summary:l

Wigan scored the only try of the game but lost to Barrow kicking four penalty goals from their player Horne, two of which came off the touchline. However, Warrington losing 13-7 away at Batley saw Wigan cling on to top spot despite a win for Widnes. All this paled into insignificance though with news that Halifax played Hudson Irving had died on the field during their match at home to Dewsbury. He was found laying face down on the grass in the 65th Minute and had died within two minutes of a heart attack. He had been a Halifax player for 12 seasons and was due to have had a benefit match later in the year, which sadly turned into a memorial match.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 29 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 45
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 28 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 45
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 30 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 8 / Points: - 44
4th Place:l Leigh - Played - 29 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 40
5th Place:l Bradford - Played - 27 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 38
6th Place:l Leeds - Played - 27 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 37

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