19th November 1898: Wigan 10 Rochdale 0
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Wigan 10 Rochdale Hornets 0 - Saturday 19th November 1898
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Edward Peet, 2. William Lewis, 3. Charlie Wilding, 4. John Winstanley, 5. Billy Rhoden, 6. Richards, 7. C.Pennington

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bill Yates, 9. Jack Blackburn, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Elijah Prescott, 12. J.Robinson, 13. George Rigby, 14. P.Turner, 15. Rueben Collier


WiganlTries:l

William Lewis, Charlie Wilding

WiganlGoals:l

John Winstanley 1, J.Robinson 1

Summary:l

Neither side scored in the first half but after the interval Wigan broke the game when a try from William Lewis made it 3-0. They kicked on after that with a try from Charlie Wilding, converted by Robinson, making it 8-0. John Winstanley added a drop goal in the last minute. The win meant Wigan's three wins in the season so far had come against the only three sides who, at kick off, were below them in the table.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 10 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 19 -
2nd Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 10 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 18 -
3rd Place:l Salford - Played - 10 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 16 -
4th Place:l Swinton - Played - 10 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 14 *
5th Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 10 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 14 -
6th Place:l Leigh - Played - 12 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 14 -

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10th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 10 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 6 -

*Swinton had 2 points deducted for breaching professional rules.