3rd April 1899: Wigan 2 Broughton 11
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Wigan 2 Broughton Rangers 11 - Monday 3rd April 1899
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. William Lewis, 2. E.Webster, 3. Chatterley, 4. J.Robinson, 5. John Timoney, 6. Arthur Ringwald, 7. Billy Halliwell

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bill Yates, 9. Jack Blackburn, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Elijah Prescott, 12. Edward Peet, 13. Jack Hilton, 14. P.Turner, 15. C.Pennington


WiganlTries:l

(None)

WiganlGoals:l

William Lewis 1

Summary:l

Given Wigan had only won 4 out of 24 matches in the season you might have expected this final game of the season to be a damp squib, but this Monday tea time match was hugely anticipated because opponents Broughton would be champions if they claimed either a draw or victory. The Broughton fans actually outnumbered Wigan fans at Prescott Street so it was more like a home game for them. A strong wind provided a big advantage to the toss and Broughton made Wigan face it first. During that half they built up an 11-0 lead and that would win them the league because when it turned round second half, Wigan could only manage two points.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 26 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 42 -
2nd Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 26 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 40 -

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11th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 25 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 19 - Points: - 10 -