6th November 1897: Wigan 3 Broughton 2
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Wigan 3 Broughton Rangers 2 - Saturday 6th November 1897
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winstanley, 2. John Timoney, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. J,Dwyer, 5. Billy Rhoden, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. J.Goodwin

WiganlForwards:l

8. Jack Brown, 9. Joe Winstanley, 10. P.Turner, 11. Bill Yates, 12. R.Robinson, 13. Edward Peet, 14. George Rigby, 15. W.McCarthy


WiganlTries:l

Billy Rhoden

WiganlGoals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Wigan won by the narrowest of margins to register back to back league wins for the first time in twelve months. The win took Wigan up to their highest league position of the season so far.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 9 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 16
2nd Place:l Runcorn - Played - 8 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 14
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 8 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 13
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 10 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 13
5th Place:l Salford - Played - 10 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 13
6th Place:l

Warrington

- Played - 9 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 11

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 10 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 8