20th February 1897: Wigan 6 Morecambe 0
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Wigan 6 Morecambe 0 - Saturday 20th February 1897
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Winstanley, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. John Winstanley, 4. Pearsome-Newsome Knowles, 5. Charlie Wilding, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. Peter Foster

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

WiganlTries:l

Peter Foster, Frank Dixon

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

(None)

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Wigan might not have been having a great season themselves but were still 13 points clear of struggling Morecambe at the bottom of the table. Wigan took the lead in the first half 3-0 after Peter Foster got over following a scrum. In the second half Frank Dixon doubled the lead and it proved well enough for victory.


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 - 23 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 39
2nd Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 22 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 5 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 35
3rd Place:l Stockport - Played - 23 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 29
4th Place:l Tyldesley - Played - 23 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 28
5th Place:l Runcorn - Played - 21 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 25
6th Place:l

Swinton

- Played - 22 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 5 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 23

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11th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 21 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 5 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 19