10th September 1898: Wigan 2 Widnes 10
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Wigan 2 Widnes 10 - Saturday 10th September 1898
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winstanley, 2. Harry Ball, 3. William Lewis, 4. Charlie Kavanagh, 5. John Timoney, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Haslam

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

John Timoney 1

Summary:l

Wigan did go ahead 2-0 after John Timoney's drop goal and Wigan managed to hang on to that at half time. The tide was turning towards Widnes late in the first half to be fair but Wigan lost Edward Peet to injury and that made Widnes' job to turn the game around easier. They first equalised with a penalty goal before a try from Peacock made it 5-2 which became 7-2 a minute after the restart with a drop goal. They then wrapped it up with a last minute try from Rispan.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

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

Broughton

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

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13th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 2 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 0