8th April 1955: Wigan 16 St Helens 12
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Wigan 16 St Helens 12 - Good Friday 8th April 1955
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Don Platt, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Jack Broome, 4. Jack Cunliffe, 5. Norman Cherrington, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Tommy Parr

WiganlForwards:l

8. Tommy Grundy, 9. Jack Richardson, 10. Bill Collier, 11. Frank Griffin, 12. Jimmy Featherstone, 13. Harry Street


WiganlTries:l Dave Bolton, Billy Boston
WiganlGoals:l Jack Cunliffe 5

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Glyn Moses, 2. Frank Carlton, 3. Duggie Greenall, 4. Bill Finnan, 5. Don Gullick, 6. Peter Metcalfe, 7. John Dickinson
StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Alan Prescott, 9. Pat Lannon, 10. George Parr, 11. George Parsons, 12. Walter Davies, 13. Billy Blan


StlHelenslTries:l (None)
StlHelenslGoals:l Peter Metcalfe 6
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Summary:l

Both sides were fighting hard to get into the "Top 4" play offs and Wigan earned a crucial victory here to end a six match derby winning streak that St Helens held. The two clubs were level on 49 points afterwards in 4th and 5th place in the table but it turned out in the end that neither side would make the play offs, Wigan missing out on scoring average.

Half Time:l Wigan 10 St Helens 8
Attendance:l 33,461