18th February 1899: Wigan 3 Morecambe 0
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Wigan 3 Morecambe 0 - Saturday 18th February 1899
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. William Lewis, 2. E.Webster, 3. Frank Dixon, 4. J.Robinson, 5. John Timoney, 6. Albert Ringwald, 7. Alf Jenkins

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bill Yates, 9. Jack Blackburn, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Elijah Prescott, 12. Harry Ball, 13. Jack Hilton, 14. P.Turner, 15. George Rigby


WiganlTries:l

John Timoney

WiganlGoals:l

(None)

Summary:l

At kick off only two sides had worse records that Wigan in the league and they were Stockport and Morecambe. Thankfully for Wigan they ended their nine match streak without a victory against bottom side Morecambe. Wigan managed to win despite losing debutant Alf Jenkins to injury in the first half but that didn't stop John Timoney claiming a try early in the second half. Wigan just about hung on for the win.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 23 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 38 -
2nd Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 21 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 34 -
3rd Place:l Salford - Played - 24 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 34 -
4th Place:l Swinton - Played - 22 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 30 *
5th Place:l Leigh - Played - 23 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 30 -
6th Place:l Widnes - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 4 Points: - 28 -

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11th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 21 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 16 - Points: - 9 -

*Swinton had 2 points deducted for breaching professional rules.