31st January 1948: Widnes 7 Wigan 7
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 19 2012 - 23:25
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Widnes 7 Wigan 7 - Saturday 31st January 1948
Venue: Naughton Park, Widnes
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:45pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Jack Cunliffe, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Gordon Ratcliffe
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 2
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Summary:l

Wigan were playing Widnes for the second weekend in a row. This one at Naughton Park was a contest with a significant wind advantage and in Widnes favour first half they built up a 7-0 lead by half time. Wigan quickly reduced that early second half with two penalty goals from Ted Ward but Gordon Ratcliffe's equalising try only came in the 73rd Minute. Ward couldn't kick Wigan ahead and they blew a big chance late on with Tommy Bradshaw's pass flying over Ratcliffe into touch. In the end though, this wasn't a bad point from 7-0 down, especially because chasing Warrington drew 5-5 also away at Leeds.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 24 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 / Points: - 41
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 24 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 39
3rd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 25 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 36
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 26 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 35
5th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 27 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 34
6th Place:l Workington - Played - 24 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 33

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