8th February 1896: Wigan 4 Manningham 7
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Wigan 4 Manningham 7 - Saturday 8th February 1896
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l 1. John Winstanley, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. Percy Jago, 5. Charlie Samuels, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Frank Dixon
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

(None)

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

Percy Jago 1

Summary:l

Manningham were progressing towards winning the first ever Northern Union League Title and continued their charge with victory at Wigan. They had to come from behind after Percy Jago kicked a drop goal to put Wigan 4-0 ahead but they found a try from Tolson to reduce that to 4-3 before half time. Second Half a drop goal from Atkinson put them 7-4 ahead but ultimately two missed penalty goal shots from E.Webster cost Wigan the chance to win.


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 Manningham - Played - 27 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 42
2nd Place:l Halifax - Played - 26 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 37
3rd Place:l

Runcorn

- Played - 26 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 8 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 36
4th Place:l Oldham - Played - 27 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 36
5th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 27 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 6 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 34
6th Place:l

Leigh

- Played - 26 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 32

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 26 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 29