16th April 1904: Wigan 25 Keighley 2
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Wigan 25 Keighley 2 - Saturday 16th April 1904
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Jim Sharrock, 3. Billy Hector, 4. Fred Marchant, 5. Jim Leytham, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Eli Davies

WiganlForwards:l

8. Rueben Collier, 9. Joseph Topping, 10. Jack Hilton, 11. Jack Barton, 12. Tom Whittaker, 13. Jimmy Blears, 14. Jack Brown, 15. Billy Halliwell


WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham 4, Jack Brown

WiganlGoals:l

Jack Mason 3, Eli Davies 1, Jack Hilton 1


Summary:l

Wigan still had slight relegation fears that would have been heightened had they lost to Keighley who were in the relegation zone themselves. Instead they extinguished those fears with a big win. The opening score came from a Jack Mason penalty goal to which Keighley equalised soon after for 2-2. Then Jim Leytham scored easily to make it 7-2 after Mason converted. Before half time Eli Davies kicked a drop goal to make it 9-2. Into the second half and a second try for Leytham made it 12-2 before a try from Jack Brown increased that to 17-2 with Mason converted. Two further tries from Jim Leytham, one of which was converted by Jack Hilton, completed the rout.


Top of the Table After This Match

1st Place:l

Salford

- Played - 33 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 50 *
2nd Place:l

Bradford

- Played - 32 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 48 *
3rd Place:l Hunslet - Played - 31 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 45 *
4th Place:l

Leeds

- Played - 32 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 43 *

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13th Place:l Wigan - Played - 30 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 16 - Points: - 23 *

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Relegation Zone (Bottom Two Relegated)

15th Place:l Leigh - Played - 31 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 17 - Points: - 22 *
16th Place:l Batley - Played - 33 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 20 - Points: - 23 *

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17th Place:l Keighley - Played - 33 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 21 - Points: - 19 *
18th Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 29 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 21 - Points: - 16 *

*The Wigan v Huddersfield match on 24th February that was ordered to be replayed was now removed from the league table.