28th September 1953: Wigan 11 Leigh 6
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Wigan 11 Leigh 6 - Monday 28th September 1953
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Lancashire Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 5:40pm


1. Don Platt, 2. Brian Nordgren, 3. Dai Bevan, 4. Jack Cunliffe, 5. Ronnie Hurst, 6. Jack Fleming, 7. Johnny Alty


8. Ken Gee, 9. Ronnie Mather, 10. Frank Collier, 11. Frank Griffin, 12. Nat Silcock, 13. Harry Street

WiganlTries:l Dai Bevan
WiganlGoals:l Ken Gee 4

LeighlBacks:l 1. Ledgard, 2. Kindon, 3. Allan, 4. Clough, 5. Davies, 6. Baxter, 7. McGurrin

8. Edden, 9. Geraghty, 10. Owen, 11. Mossop, 12. McFarlane, 13. Foster

LeighlTries:l (None)
LeighlGoals:l Ledgard 3

The sides had only met at Central Park in the league two days earlier but it was a Lancashire Cup Final at stake this time. Only penalty goals were scored in the first half for 4-4 at half time. That remained until the 55th Minute when Ken Gee kicked a penalty to put Wigan 6-4 ahead. Ledgard quickly equalised with a penalty for 6-6 but Gee quickly responded with another goal for 8-6. He missed a further penalty before the games only try was scored from Dai Bevan. The failed conversion meant Leigh still had hope at 11-6 but they ran out of time and Wigan progressed to the final.

Referee:l M.Coates (Leeds)

1953-1954 Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results

Monday 28th September 1953
Wigan 11 Leigh 6

Wednesday 30th September 1953
St Helens 17 Warrington 10