29th September 1947: St Helens 7 Wigan 8
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St Helens 7 Wigan 8 - Monday 29th September 1947
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Lancashire Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 5:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Johnny Lawrenson, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Gordon Ratcliffe, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Jack Bowen

WiganlTries:l Ernie Ashcroft, Gordon Ratcliffe
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1


1. Eric Frodsham, 2. Duggie Greenall, 3. Jim Myers, 4. Jimmy Stott, 5. Albert Doyle, 6. Len Constance, 7. Steve Morris

8. Walter Norris, 9. Ike Fishwick, 10. John Aspinall, 11. Len Aston, 12. Tommy Leyland, 13. Jack Dixon

StlHelenslTries:l Albert Doyle
StlHelenslGoals:l Jimmy Stott 2

This was an exciting Lancashire Cup Tie in which Wigan had to fight back to earn progression. Saints took the lead with a penalty goal from Jimmy Stott before Albert Doyle won a race to a kick with Martin Ryan to score a try that made it 7-0 after Stott converted. Wigan's only first half response came just before half time with a penalty goal from Ted Ward making it 7-2 at the break. Wigan got a gift try to further bring that deficit when a poor pass from Walter Norris towards Jim Myers for Saints was intercepted and returned for a try by Ernie Ashcroft. That should have been 7-7 with a simple conversion for Ward but he somehow managed to miss it, so the Saints still held a slender 7-5 advantage. That was looking a costly miss but Wigan found a winning try from Gordon Ratcliffe although Saints complained heavily that Jimmy Stott had been obstructed. Despite the missed conversion the 8-7 lead proved to be enough.

Half Time:l St Helens 7 Wigan 2
Attendance:l 28,765

Lancashire Cup Second Round Results

Tuesday 23rd September 1947
Oldham 3 Workington Town 13

Monday 29th September 1947
St Helens 7 Wigan 8

Wednesday 1st October 1947
Belle Vue Rangers 10 Salford 5

Second Round Bye: Rochdale Hornets