26th December 1947: St Helens 13 Wigan 6
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St Helens 13 Wigan 6 - Boxing Day Friday 26th December 1947
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:15pm

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

8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Les White, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Jack Bowen


WiganlTries:l Gordon Ratcliffe 2
WiganlGoals:l (None)

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Eric Frodsham, 2. Duggie Greenall, 3. Tommy Stott, 4. Jimmy Stott, 5. Albert Doyle, 6. Len Constance, 7. Frank Beesley
StlHelenslForwards:l

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


StlHelenslTries:l Len Aston,
StlHelenslGoals:l Jimmy Stott 4, Len Constance 1
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Summary:l

St Helens had been quietly building up the table and highlighted their rise with this excellent Boxing Day victory over Wigan at Knowsley Road. The loss meant Wigan quickly lost the two point gap they had earned on Hunslet on Christmas Day.

Half Time:l St Helens 5 Wigan 3
Attendance:l 28,965

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 17 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 / Points: - 28
2nd Place:l Hunslet - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 28
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 17 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 26
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 19 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 26
5th Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 24
6th Place:l St Helens - Played - 17 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 23

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