7th November 1896: Salford 16 Wigan 3
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Salford 16 Wigan 3 - Saturday 7th November 1896
Venue: New Barns, Salford
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jimmy Halliwell, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Charlie Wilding, 4. Cliff Evans, 5. John Timoney, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Frank Walkden

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

WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Salford had stayed loyal to Rugby Union when the initial breakaway happened in 1895 but joined the "Northern Union" in this particular season. Before this visit of Wigan to their ground in New Barnes, Salford hadn't yet won a match but they hammered Wigan to send them to their third consecutive defeat in a game played in heavy rain.


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 Oldham - Played - 8 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 16
2nd Place:l Stockport - Played - 8 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 14
3rd Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 9 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 14
4th Place:l

St Helens

- Played - 8 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 11
5th Place:l Runcorn - Played - 7 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 9
6th Place:l Rochdale - Played - 9 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 9

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12th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 8 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 5