27th March 1959: Wigan 19 St Helens 14
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 05 2012 - 00:47

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Wigan 19 St Helens 14 - Good Friday 27th March 1959
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Mick Sullivan, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Rees Thomas

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bill Bretherton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Don Platt, 11. Norman Cherrington, 12. Brian McTigue, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Eric Ashton, Dave Bolton, Roy Evans
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 5

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Glyn Moses, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Duggie Greenall, 4. Brian Howard, 5. Jan Prinsloo, 6. Alex Murphy, 7. Wilf Smith
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Derek Brown, 9. Eddie Bowden, 10. Brian Briggs, 11. Dennis Karalius, 12. Dick Huddart, 13. Vince Karalius

StlHelenslTries:l Duggie Greenall, Alex Murphy, Jans Prinsloo, Wilf Smith
StlHelenslGoals:l Derek Brown 1
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Summary:l

A record crowd turned out for this Good Friday derby at Central Park. Wigan had built up a 14-0 lead by early in the second half but although Saints rallied back late in the game, extra goal kicks from Fred Griffiths proved critical to the Wigan victory.

Half Time:l Wigan 9 St Helens 0
Attendance:l 47,747 (Still an All Time UK League Match Attendance Record)