13th November 1897: Rochdale 5 Wigan 7
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Rochdale Hornets 5 Wigan 7 - Saturday 13th November 1897
Venue: Athletic Grounds, Rochdale
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winstanley, 2. John Timoney, 3. Percy Jago, 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

George Rigby

WiganlGoals:l

Percy Jago 1, John Timoney 1

Summary:l

Rochdale went 2-0 ahead with a drop goal before going 5-0 up after an unconverted try from Wightman. But by half time Wigan had fought back with a George Rigby try being converted by Percy Jago for 5-5 before a John Timoney drop goal put them 7-5 ahead. No scoring occurred in the second half.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 10 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 18
2nd Place:l Runcorn - Played - 9 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 16
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 9 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 15
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 11 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 15
5th Place:l Salford - Played - 11 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 15
6th Place:l

Warrington

- Played - 10 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 11

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8th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 11 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 10