7th March 1896: Wigan 25 Liversidge 0
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Wigan 25 Liversidge 0 - Saturday 7th March 1896
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l 1. John Winstanley, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Charlie Wilding, 4. Percy Jago, 5. Frank Dixon, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Jimmy Walkden
WiganlForwards:l 8. J.Perkins, 9. Billy Benson, 10. Peter Green, 11. Jack Brown, 12. Bill Yates, 13. Billy Unsworth, 14. George Rigby, 15. E.Webster

WiganlTries:l

Frank Dixon 2, Billy Unsworth 2, Teddy Flowers, Jimmy Walkden, Charlie Wilding

WiganlConversions:l

Jimmy Walkden 2

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Wigan produced their best win of the season with this victory over Liversidge. Billy Halliwell sent Frank Dixon in for an early try and he scored again soon after to put Wigan 6-0 ahead. Further tries from Teddy Flowers and Billy Unsworth put Wigan into a 12-0 lead by half time. Three minutes after the interval, Unsworth scored a second try that was converted this time by Jimmy Walkden for 17-0. Walkden then claimed a try himself for 20-0 but the best try of the day was saved till last. From the half way line, Percy Jago sent Charlie Wilding racing away under the posts and Walkden converted to complete a 25-0 rout.


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 - 32 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 48
2nd Place:l Halifax - Played - 32 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 46
3rd Place:l

Runcorn

- Played - 30 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 8 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 42
4th Place:l Oldham - Played - 31 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 42
5th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 32 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 35
6th Place:l

Hull

- Played - 30 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 35

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10th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 31 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 33