25th September 1897: Morecambe 8 Wigan 2
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Morecambe 8 Wigan 2 - Saturday 25th September 1897
Venue: Moss Lane, Morecambe
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winstanley, 2. Billy Rhoden, 3. J.Hughes, 4. Percy Jago, 5. J.Robinson, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. Jimmy Walkden

WiganlForwards:l

8. Rueben Collier, 9. Edward Peet, 10. J.Robinson, 11. Bill Yates, 12. J.Catterall, 13. J.Walsh, 14. George Rigby, 15. E.Webster


WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

John Winstanley 1

Summary:l

A terrible loss for Wigan against a Morecambe that had struggled since they joined the league the previous season. Wigan had gone 2-0 ahead with a drop goal from John Winstanley but just before half time Jimmy Walkden retired injured and Wigan had to play on with 14 men and with that Morecambe kicked on after the break to win 8-2.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 4 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 8
2nd Place:l Runcorn - Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 8
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 3 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 6
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
5th Place:l

St Helens

- Played - 4 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 6
6th Place:l Widnes - Played - 4 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 5

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12th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 4 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 2