21st November 1953: Wigan 27 Barrow 15
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Wigan 27 Barrow 15 - Saturday 21st November 1953
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm


1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Jack Broome, 4. George Roughley, 5. Billy Boston, 6. Ernie Ashcroft, 7. Johnny Alty


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

WiganlTries:l Ernie Ashcroft, Billy Boston, Jack Broome, Norman Cherrington, Nat Silcock
WiganlGoals:l Jack Cunliffe 6

BarrowlBacks:l 1. Gibson, 2. Lewthwaite, 3. Jackson, 4. Goodwin, 5. Castle, 6. Horne, 7. Toohey

8. Pearson, 9. McKeating, 10. Barton, 11. Grundy, 12. Parker, 13. McGregor

BarrowlTries:l Castle 2, Gibson
BarrowlGoals:l Gibson 3

8,000 had turned out to see high anticipated Welsh signing Billy Boston make an "A" Team debut a month earlier against Barrow, but this would be his first team debut against the same opposition. 18,247 turned out this time, a crowd that surely would have been higher but for a clash with Wigan Athletic who were playing an FA Cup tie against Scarborough in front of 14,000 at Springfield Park. Wigan had to come back from 3 points down at half time but fought their way to a win in the end, Boston amongst the scorers.