8th April 1901: Widnes 6 Wigan 9
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Widnes 6 Wigan 9 - Easter Monday 8th April 1901
Venue: Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes
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

Jimmy Barr 2, Benny Rouse

WiganlGoals:l

(None)

Summary:l

A game of two halves. Widnes led 6-0 at the break with two tries from Hampson but their was a strong wind advantage and once the sides turned round Wigan fought back. Benny Rouse had been absent injured for a big chunk of the first half but returned after the break to score a try and two more later from Jimmy Barr completed the turnaround. The title was also decided on this Easter Monday with Oldham's slender 3-0 win away at Millom being enough to win the league by a point from Swinton.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 26 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 45
2nd Place:l

Swinton

- Played - 26 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 44
3rd Place:l Runcorn - Played - 26 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 40
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 - 26 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 27

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 25 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 14 - Points: - 19