18th March 1899: Wigan 28 Groves United 3
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Wigan 28 Groves United 3 - Saturday 18th March 1899
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round

WiganlBacks:l

1. Edward Peet, 2. E.Webster, 3. William Lewis, 4. Riley, 5. John Timoney, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. Billy Halliwell

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l

John Timoney 3, Frank Dixon, E.Webster, Jack Blackburn, George Rigby, Billy Halliwell

WiganlGoals:l

William Lewis 2

Summary:l

Wigan had been so poor in the season they may have feared the visit of Hull semi pro side Groves United but instead they enjoyed scoring some points. They had only scored a total of 8 points in their previous 14 matches combined, including just two tries, so to claim eight in total was a good effort considering.

1898-1899 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 18th March 1899
Batley 28 Rochdale Athletic 0
Bowling 12 Warrington St Marys 0
Bradford 8 Wakefield Trinity 0
Brighouse Rangers 10 Stockport 0
Broughton Rangers 59 Rothwell 0
Castleford 8 Halifax 0
Dewsbury 2 Tyldesley 0
Elland 13 Workington 5
Holbeck 9 Birkenhead Wanderers 3
Huddersfield 43 Saddleworth Rangers 2
Hull 21 Huddersfield 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 11 Manningham 2
Hunslet 11 Maryport 2
Liversidge 0 York 2
Leeds 20 Rochdale Rangers 0
Leeds Parish Church 11 Idle 0
Leigh 14 Bramley 0
Millom 24 Ulveston 0
Morecambe 30 Latchford Rangers 0
Oldham 63 Goole 0
Outwood Church 8 Altrincham 3
Radcliffe 0 Normanton 5
Rochdale Hornets 28 Dalton 0
Runcorn 59 Runcorn Recreation 0
Salford 64 Luddendenfoot 0
St Helens 12 Whitworth 3
Swinton 40 Fletcher Russells 5
Warrington 12 Barrow 2
Werneth 4 Salford St Bartholomew's 0
Widnes 48 Fleetwood 3
Wigan 28 Groves United 3