27th December 1955: Wigan 8 St Helens 0
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Wigan 8 St Helens 0 - Bank Holiday Tuesday 27th December 1955
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm


1. Don Platt, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Jack Broome, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Eric Ashton, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Tommy Parr


8. Don Hayward, 9. Frank Platt, 10. Roy Williams, 11. Norman Cherrington, 11. Frank Collier, 13. Bernard McGurrin

WiganlTries:l (None)
WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 4

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Glyn Moses, 2. Steve Llewellyn, 3. Duggie Greenall, 4. Arthur Pimblett, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Brian Howard, 7. John Dickinson

8. Alan Prescott, 9. Frank McCabe, 10. Billy Bretherton, 11. Walter Davies, 12. Vince Karalius, 13. Max Garbler

StlHelenslTries:l (None)
StlHelenslGoals:l (None)

This was the first time that Central Park hosted the Christmas Derby Fixture. Previously all Boxing Day clashes had been at Knowsley Road with Central Park hosting the Good Friday Match. But the clashes alternated venues from this year onwards. Eric Ashton had kicked three penalty goals for Wigan in the first 25 minutes for a 6-0 lead that was held until half time. That was added to with another penalty early in the second half and that proved to be that. Saints hopes finally being dashed when they lost Duggie Greenall to a leg injury.

Half Time:l Wigan 6 St Helens 0
Attendance:l 20,924
Note:l First Derby Appearance for Eric Ashton