21st November 1896: Rochdale 13 Wigan 16
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Rochdale Hornets 13 Wigan 16 - Saturday 21st November 1896
Venue: Athletic Grounds, Rochdale
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jimmy Halliwell, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. Frank Dixon, 5. John Timoney, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Tommy Austin

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

WiganlTries:l

George Rigby

WiganlConversions:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

Frank Dixon 1

WiganlDrop Goals:l

Frank Dixon 1

Summary:l

Wigan took a 4-0 lead after a "Goal from Mark" by Frank Dixon but Rochdale responded with a try for 4-3 and they had the lead by half time after scoring a second try, this time converted for 8-4. Into the second half and all look forlorn for Wigan when Rochdale scored another converted try for 13-4 but the fight back would soon begin. A penalty goal from Jimmy Walkden was followed by a drop goal from Frank Dixon to bring that lead down to 13-11. Then in the last couple of minutes the win was snatched by Wigan with George Rigby's try being converted by Walkden for 16-13.


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 - 9 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 18
2nd Place:l Stockport - Played - 10 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 17
3rd Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 10 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 14
4th Place:l Runcorn - Played - 9 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 13
5th Place:l

St Helens

- Played - 9 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 12
6th Place:l Tyldesley - Played - 11 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 11

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 10 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 9