7th April 1902: Radcliffe 5 Wigan 21
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Radcliffe 5 Wigan 21 - Monday 7th April 1902
Venue: Unknown
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l 1. J.McCauley, 2. Jimmy Barr, 3. William Jones, 4. Albert Webster, 5. Benny Rouse, 6. Dicky Rothwell, 7. Joe Nelson
WiganlForwards:l

8. Harry Ball, 9. Billy Halliwell, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Rueben Collier, 12. Jack Barton, 13. Jack Hilton, 14. Peter Vickers, 15. George Rigby


WiganlTries:l

George Rigby 2, Jimmy Barr 2, Benny Rouse

WiganlGoals:l

Joe Nelson 3


Summary:l

Wigan had three matches left in their season with the title still at stake with Widnes. Any slip up now would be costly but they found a good win away at Radcliffe to keep up their momentum. Radcliffe had got back into the game at 6-5 after scoring a try following early Wigan efforts for Jimmy Barr and Benny Rouse but Wigan kicked on to score three more tries for a 21-5 win.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 22 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 38 *
2nd Place:l

Widnes

- Played - 19 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 32 *
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 22 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 31 *
4th Place:l

Hull KR

- Played - 21 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 30 *
5th Place:l Barrow - Played - 22 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 27 *
6th Place:l Stockport - Played - 23 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 25 *

*Deducted 2 points for breach of operational rules.