6th March 1948: Wigan 41 Leeds 6
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Wigan 41 Leeds 6 - Saturday 6th March 1948
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

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

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Bill Hudson 3, Gordon Ratcliffe 2, Ernie Ashcroft, Ken Gee, Jack Hilton, Les White
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 7
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Summary:l

A quirk of fate saw a replay of the previous weeks cup tie in the league for a second time, after the same thing had happened the round before against Castleford. This time Wigan beat Leeds even more convincingly than they had done in the cup. Ted Ward also took his goals in the season tally over 100 in this match. Only Jim Sullivan had previously achieved that for Wigan, though mind you he had achieved that feat 18 times in consecutive seasons between 1922 and 1939.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 26 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 / Points: - 45
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 26 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 43
3rd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 26 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 38
4th Place:l Workington - Played - 26 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 37
5th Place:l Widnes - Played - 27 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 37
6th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 28 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 36

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