29th January 1897: Wigan 0 Oldham 5
Posted by Bilko on December 18 2014 - 01:06
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Wigan 0 Oldham 5 - Saturday 29th January 1898
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winstanley, 2. William Gainey, 3. Percy Jago, 4. J.Dwyer, 5. Billy Rhoden, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. Billy Halliwell

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

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Oldham were fighting for the title and they ground out another crucial win on this visit to Prescott Street. A drop goal from Hurst put Oldham 2-0 in front and that slender lead held until half time. A try from Martin made it 5-0 and that lead was held until the end.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 20 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 37
2nd Place:l Swinton - Played - 18 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 32
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 18 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 27
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 21 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 26
5th Place:l Broughton - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 25
6th Place:l

Warrington

- Played - 22 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 20

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7th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 21 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 12 - Points: - 18

Summary:l*

Wigan's Christmas Day fixture that on the day was agreed to be played as a "Friendly" due to frost was prior to this game ordered to stand as a league game. So it was now added to the league table.