8th October 1904: Widnes 5 Wigan 11
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Widnes 5 Wigan 11 - Saturday 8th October 1904
Venue: Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes
Competition: League First Division & South West Lancashire League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Harry Lowe, 3. Joseph Carey, 4. Billy Hector, 5. Jim Leytham, 6. Arthur Trezise. 7. Billy Anderson

WiganlForwards:l

8. Jack Barton, 9. Jack Brown, 10. Rueben Collier, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Fred Osborne, 13. Jack Hilton, 14. Jimmy Blears, 15. James Thomas


WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham, Rueben Collier, Billy Hector

WiganlGoals:l

Jack Mason 1


Summary:l

Wigan were being described as the "surprise" of the season so far with this win at Widnes providing a fifth win out of six games. "Bustlings tactics" helped Wigan win and with it, they went to the top of the table.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 10
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 10
3rd Place:l

Hunslet

- Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 8
4th Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 8
5th Place:l Hull - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 8
6th Place:l Halifax - Played - 6 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 7