2nd October 1897: Wigan 7 St Helens 17
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Wigan 7 St Helens 17 - Saturday 2nd October 1897
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Winstanley, 2. Billy Rhoden, 3. John Winstanley, 4. Percy Jago, 5. Jim Slevin, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. Peter Foster

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l

Billy Rhoden

WiganlGoals:l

Frank Dixon 1, John Winstanley 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Tom Foulkes, 2. Bob Doherty, 3. David Traynor, 4. Billy Cross, 5. Henry Kershaw, 6. Billy Briers, 7. Richard O'Hara

StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Jimmy Carney, 9. John Simpson, 10. Bill Whiteley, 11. Tom Winstanley, 12. William Winstanley, 13. John Sudlow, 14. Joe Thompson, 15. Joseph Brownbill


StlHelenslTries:l

Henry Kershaw 2, David Traynor, Bob Doherty, John Sudlow

StlHelenslGoals:l

David Traynor 1

Summary:l

It was a tight first half in which Wigan had fought back from conceding early tries to Henry Kershaw and David Traynor to be back in the game at 8-7 by half time. Saints pushed on for three more tries after half time though for a 17-7 victory.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Runcorn - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 10
2nd Place:l Swinton - Played - 4 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 8
3rd Place:l Salford - Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 8
4th Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 8
5th Place:l

St Helens

- Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 8
6th Place:l Leigh - Played - 5 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 6

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13th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 5 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 2