7th April 1950: Wigan 17 St Helens 12
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Wigan 17 St Helens 12 - Good Friday 7th April 1950
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Jack Broome, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw


8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Ted Slevin, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Jack Large, 13. Billy Blan

WiganlTries:l Billy Blan, Brian Nordgren, Ces Mountford
WiganlGoals:l Ken Gee 4


1. Jimmy Lowe, 2. Steve Llewellyn, 3. Jimmy Stott, 4. Duggie Greenall, 5. Stan McCormick, 6. Eric Hesketh, 7. Joe Ball

8. Walter Norris, 9. Reg Blakemore, 10. Bill Whittaker, 11. Tommy Stott, 12. Alan Prescott, 13. George Parr

StlHelenslTries:l Joe Ball, Steve Llewellyn
StlHelenslGoals:l Jimmy Stott 3


For the second year in a row Saints were wounded in the "Top 4" play off hopes with failure to beat Wigan in a crunch match. They left themselves too much to do after Wigan had a healthy first half lead. Ken Gee opened the scoring early with a penalty before Jimmy Stott soon responded with one for Saints. Then Billy Blan found the first try of the game that made it 7-2 after Gee converted but a second penalty from Stott reduced that to 7-4. It was after that, that Wigan had a white spot spell towards the break. Tries from Brian Nordgren and Ces Mountford made it 13-4. Neither of those tries were converted but a penalty from Gee made it 15-4 early in the second half before a try from Joe Ball, converted by Stott, brought that back to 15-9. The match was now a tense affair and no further score game until Steve Llewellyn beat Jackie Cunliffe in the air to collect a kick from Stott and make it 15-12. Conversion was missed though and Wigan managed to hang on in the end with Gee adding a late penalty.

Half Time:l Wigan 13 St Helens 4
Referee:l W.Hemmings (Halifax)
Attendance:l 44,529