6th April 1901: Wigan 9 Stockport 2
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Wigan 9 Stockport 2 - Easter Saturday 6th April 1901
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l 1. Tom Eckersley, 2. Jimmy Barr, 3. J.Owen 4. J.Nixon, 5. Benny Rouse, 6. Joe Nelson, 7. Dicky Rothwell
WiganlForwards:l

8. Harry Ball, 9. Edward Yates, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Billy Halliwell, 12. Elijah Prescott, 13. George Rigby, 14. Bill Yates, 15. Rueben Collier


WiganlTries:l

George Rigby

WiganlGoals:l

Joe Nelson 2, Jack Brown 1

Summary:l

This would prove to be Wigan's final match at the Prescott Street ground. They would leave to move to Springfield Park for the following season before playing at Central Park from September 1902. Wigan trailed 2-0 at half time but hadn't played that bad with three missed penalty goal attempts from Joe Nelson. In the second half, Jack Brown had a shot at goal which made it 2-2 before Nelson kicked one later for 4-2. The match was only settled in the last minute when George Rigby scored a try than Nelson converted to complete the 9-2 win. 3,000 attended this last match at Prescott Street.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 25 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 43
2nd Place:l

Swinton

- Played - 25 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 42
3rd Place:l Runcorn - Played - 25 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 38
4th Place:l Broughton - Played - 26 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 36
5th Place:l

Salford

- Played - 25 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 30
6th Place:l Warrington - Played - 25 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 25

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 24 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 14 - Points: - 17