20th December 1902: St Helens 5 Wigan 6
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St Helens 5 Wigan 6 - Saturday 20th December 1902
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League First Division & South West Lancashire League

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jack Mason, 2. Jimmy Barr, 3. E.Dickinson, 4. Alex Duffy, 5. Benny Rouse, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Dicky Rothwell
WiganlForwards:l

8. Harry Ball, 9. Tom Beesley, 10. Rueben Collier, 11. Jack Barton, 12. Jack Hilton, 13. Jack Brown, 14. Jim Hatton, 15. George Rigby


WiganlTries:l

E.Dickinson, Jimmy Barr

WiganlGoals:l

(None)


StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Tom Foulkes, 2. Charlie Creevey, 3. George Porter, 4. Jimmy Creevey, 5. George Liversage, 6. Tom Hall, 7. Ralph Banks
StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Billy Briers, 9. James Prescott, 10. Bill Whiteley, 11. Joe Thompson, 12. Jimmy Mavitty, 13. William Green, 14. Jimmy Carney, 15. Frank Mooney


StlHelenslTries:l

George Liversage

StlHelenslGoals:l

Tom Hall 1


Summary:l

Saints were bottom of the table in the relegation zone but took the lead early with a Tom Hall drop goal for 2-0. The sides then traded leads with E.Dickinson's try making it 3-2 to Wigan before George Liversage made it 5-3 to Saints before half time. In the second half a try from Jimmy Barr put Wigan 6-5 ahead and they held the narrowest of leads until the end.

 

Top of Table After This Match

1st Place:l

Halifax

- Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 26
2nd Place:l Broughton - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 22
4th Place:l

Salford

- Played - 15 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20

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9th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 14 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 16

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Relegation Zone (Bottom Two Relegated)

15th Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 15 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 9
16th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 16 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 9

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17th Place:l St Helens - Played - 16 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 7
18th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 15 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 7