12th February 1949: Wigan 11 Leigh 12
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Wigan 11 Leigh 12 - Saturday 12th February 1949
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round First Leg
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Johnny Alty, Frank Barton, Gordon Ratcliffe
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1
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Summary:l

The Challenge Cup began with a two legged first round tie against Leigh. With the first leg at home, Wigan were expected to take a good lead away to Leigh for the second leg. The half time score was 11-5 and all seemed to be going to plan but in the second half the visitors scored twice to take a 12-11 advantage back to Hilton Park.

1948-1949 Challenge Cup First Round First Leg Results

Saturday 12th February 1949
Bradford Northern 3 St Helens 4
Castleford 10 Bramley 2
Dewsbury 9 Barrow 6
Huddersfield 4 Rochdale Hornets 5
Hull 4 Halifax 0
Hunslet 22 Salford 0
Leeds 16 Batley 2
Liverpool Stanley 3 Wakefield Trinity 32
Normanton 4 Belle Vue Rangers 9
Oldham 30 Broughton Moor 0
Swinton 15 Featherstone Rovers 2
Vine Tavern 4 York 11
Warrington 17 Hull Kingston Rovers 7
Whitehaven 0 Keighley 0
Wigan 11 Leigh 12
Workington Town 6 Widnes 7