3rd April 1896: Wigan 18 Oldham 5
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Wigan 18 Oldham 5 - Good Friday 3rd April 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. Jimmy Walkden, 7. Peter Foster
WiganlForwards:l 8. Jack Brown, 9. Billy Benson, 10. Peter Green, 11. Jack Blackburn, 12. Bill Yates, 13. Billy Unsworth, 14. George Rigby, 15. E.Webster

WiganlTries:l

Frank Dixon, Charlie Wilding, Percy Jago, Billy Unsworth

WiganlConversions:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

Summary:l

A record gate turned out for the Good Friday visit of third placed Oldham to Prescott Street. Tries from Frank Dixon and Charlie Wilding had Wigan 6-0 up at half time which was increased to 13-0 with a drop goal from Jimmy Walkden and a try from Percy Jago after the interval. A converted try for Billy Unsworth made it 18-0 before Oldham found some consolation.


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 - 36 - Won - 28 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 56
2nd Place:l Halifax - Played - 36 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 5 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 53
3rd Place:l

Runcorn

- Played - 34 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 8 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 46
4th Place:l Oldham - Played - 35 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 46
5th Place:l

Leigh

- Played - 35 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 46
6th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 35 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 41

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8th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 35 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 7 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 41