5th September 1896: Morecambe 3 Wigan 6
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Morecambe 3 Wigan 6 - Saturday 5th September 1896
Venue: Moss Lane, Morecambe
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Winstanley, 2. John Timoney, 3. Percy Jago, 4. Charlie Wilding, 5. Frank Dixon, 6. Jimmy Walkden, 7. Patterson

WiganlForwards:l 8. J.Perkins, 9. Billy Benson 10. Jack Brown, 11. Peter Green, 12. Bill Yates, 13. J.Walsh, 14. George Rigby, 15. J.Catterall

WiganlTries:l

John Timoney

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

With eight new teams joining the breakaway "Northern Union" in it's second season, the league was split up into Lancashire and Yorkshire sections. Morecambe were amongst the new sides, playing their first match here against Wigan. They fell behind when John Timoney put Wigan 3-0 ahead after scoring from a lineout. Gardner scored to level the scores at 3-3 but a penalty goal from Jimmy Walkden put Wigan back ahead 6-3. No scoring occurred after half time.


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