28th February 1948: Wigan 17 Leeds 3
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Wigan 17 Leeds 3 - Saturday 28th February 1948
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm


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


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

WiganlTries:l Les White, Ted Ward, Frank Barton
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 4


1. Cook, 2. Warrior, 3. Price, 4. Veerenkamp, 5. Whitehead, 6. R.Williams, 7. Jenkins


8. Prosser, 9. Carter, 10. Wheatley, 11. Clues, 12. Brereton, 13. Owens

LeedslTries:l (Unknown Scorer)
LeedslGoals:l (None)


Leeds had knocked Wigan out the Challenge Cup at Central Park the previous season but their was to be no repeat this time. 39,000 turned out at Central Park for the match and it was a tight affair early on with just two penalty goals from Ted Ward having Wigan 4-0 up by half time. In the second half though, Wigan found the going easier with three tries seeing Leeds off. First, fantastic play from Martin Ryan saw Bill Hudson go close before Les White finished. Then an Ernie Ashcroft interception was finished by Ted Ward. This was soon followed by a great run from Tommy Bradshaw that saw him combine with Billy Blan before Frank Barton finished the move. Leeds found one consolation try but they were well beaten.

1947-1948 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 28th February 1948
Barrow 2 Keighley 6
Dewsbury 2 Hunslet 2
Hull 22 Bramley 0
Oldham 5 St Helens 0
Rochdale Hornets 3 Belle Vue Rangers 2
Wakefield Trinity 3 Bradford Northern 3
Warrington 8 Leigh 2
Wigan 17 Leeds 3

Saturday 6th March 1948
Replay: Bradford Northern 9 Wakefield Trinity 2
Replay: Hunslet 11 Dewsbury 0