19th April 1948: Castleford 6 Wigan 14
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Castleford 6 Wigan 14 - Monday 19th April 1948
Venue: Wheldon Road, Castleford
Competition: League
Kick Off: 6:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Martin Ryan, 2. Brian Nordgren, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Johnny Lawrenson, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Jack Cunliffe, 7. Tommy Bradshaw

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Tommy Bradshaw, Brian Nordgren
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 4
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Summary:l

This match had little riding on it other than the fact the victory meant Wigan finished the season two points clear at the top of the table. The drama was being played in Workington were a virtual play off decider was being played out between Workington and Bradford. The Yorkshire men won a tense battle 13-6 to set up a trip to Wigan in the play offs, a match that was also a curtain raiser to the Challenge Cup Final between the two at Wembley.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 36 - Won - 31 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 / Points: - 63
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 36 - Won - 30 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 61
3rd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 36 - Won - 26 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 54
4th Place:l Bradford - Played - 35 - Won - 25 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 50
5th Place:l Workington - Played - 36 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 48
6th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 35 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 44

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Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs

Final Top of the Table
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 36 - Won - 31 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 / Points: - 63
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 36 - Won - 30 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 61
3rd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 36 - Won - 26 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 54
4th Place:l Bradford - Played - 36 - Won - 26 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 52
5th Place:l Workington - Played - 36 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 48
6th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 35 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 44

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Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs