1st January 1896: Wigan 20 Batley 3
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Wigan 20 Batley 3 - New Years Day Wednesday 1st January 1896
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l 1. Elijah Prescott, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Charlie Wilding, 4. Percy Jago, 5. Johnny Roberts, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Peter Foster
WiganlForwards:l 8. J.Perkins, 9. Billy Benson, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Jack Blackburn, 12. Bill Yates, 13. Billy Unsworth, 14. George Rigby, 15. E.Webster

WiganlTries:l

Johnny Roberts 2, Charlie Wilding 2, Teddy Flowers, Billy Unsworth

WiganlConversions:l

Elijah Prescott 1

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

The fans at Prescott Street were left waiting with Batley arriving late for the game. Wigan had taken the lead with a Charlie Wilding try but Batley equalised soon after for a 3-3 score. Later in the first half Johnny Roberts scored near a corner flag to make it 6-3 to Wigan by half time. Into the second half a second try from Roberts and one from Teddy Flowers made it 12-6 to Wigan. Further scores saw the match finish 20-3 to Wigan but because of the late kick off the match finished in darkness.


Scoring:l Try - 3 points. Conversion - 2 points. Drop Goal - 4 points. Penalty - 3 points. Goal from Mark - 4 points.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Halifax - Played - 20 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 32
2nd Place:l Manningham - Played - 21 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 32
3rd Place:l Oldham - Played - 21 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 28
4th Place:l

Runcorn

- Played - 20 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 6 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 28
5th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 20 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 28
6th Place:l Bradford - Played - 21 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 26

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7th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 20 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 23