1st October 1898: Morecambe 0 Wigan 10
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Morecambe 0 Wigan 10 - Saturday 1st October 1898
Venue: Moss Lane, Morecambe
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. Frank Dixon

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l

W.McCarthy, J.Robinson

WiganlGoals:l

John Winstanley 2

Summary:l

A clash between two sides with no league points between them in the season so far. Wigan took the lead with a John Winstanley before W.McCarthy's try made it 5-0 before half time. In the second half a try by J.Robinson was converted by John Winstanley and Wigan held that lead out to win their first match of the season.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 5 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 10
2nd Place:l Salford - Played - 5 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 10
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 9
4th Place:l

Broughton

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

Oldham

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

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11th Place:l

Wigan

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