28th March 1896: Runcorn 0 Wigan 6
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Runcorn 0 Wigan 6 - Saturday 28th March 1896
Venue: Canal Street, Runcorn
Competition: League

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

WiganlTries:l

Teddy Flowers, Frank Dixon

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Wigan hadn't won any of their previous four away games and this looked a difficult task to end that run at third in the table Runcorn. Wigan found a first half lead with a Teddy Flowers try for 3-0, whilst later in the half Runcorn pressed heavily but had a try disallowed by the referee. After half time Frank Dixon increased Wigan's lead to 6-0 and Runcorn had no response.


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 - 35 - Won - 27 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 54
2nd Place:l Halifax - Played - 36 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 5 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 53
3rd Place:l Oldham - Played - 34 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 46
4th Place:l

Runcorn

- Played - 33 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 8 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 44
5th Place:l

Leigh

- Played - 34 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 44
6th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 35 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 41

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8th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 34 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 39