27th March 1897: Wigan 7 Manningham 0
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Wigan 7 Manningham 0 - Saturday 27th March 1897
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Winstanley, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. John Winstanley, 5. J.Robinson, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Peter Foster

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

WiganlTries:l

Jack Blackburn

WiganlConversions:l

(None)

WiganlPenalty Goals:l

(None)

WiganlGoals from Mark:l

Jimmy Walkden 1

WiganlDrop Goals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Manningham had been the inaugural Rugby League Champions a year earlier and had finish second in the Yorkshire competition this season, so this Challenge Cup victory was quite a scalp for a Wigan side that had a poor season overall. Wigan forced a 3-0 lead in the first half after Jack Blackburn's try. In the second half Jimmy Walkden kicked a "goal from mark" to send Wigan through 7-0.


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

1896-1897 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 27th March 1897
Bradford 68 Swinton Church 3
Bramley 0 Batley 11
Brighouse Rangers 11 Wakefield Trinity 4
Crompton 26 Bradford Church Hill 3
Eastmoor 3 Stockport 3
Leeds Parish Church 0 Halifax 11
Liversidge 9 Heckmondwike 4
Rochdale Hornets 8 St Helens Recreation 0
Runcorn 52 Thornton Rangers 4
Salford 30 Werneth 0
St Helens 17 Castleford 3
Swinton 15 Hunslet 0
Tyldesley 9 Leeds 3
Warrington 24 Holbeck 0
Widnes 11 Hull 0
Wigan 7 Manningham 0

Wednesday 31st March 1897
Replay: Stockport 28 Eastmoor 8