29th August 1959: Wigan 39 Rochdale 20
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Wigan 39 Rochdale Hornets 20 - Saturday 29th August 1959
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Lancashire Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Frank Halliwell, 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. John Barton, 11. Frank Collier, 12. Brian McTigue, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Eric Ashton 2, Billy Boston 2, Mick Sullivan 2, John Barton, Keith Holden, Brian McTigue
WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 6
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Summary:l

"Several Surprises" said one newspaper with the county cups getting under way but although Wigan conceded 20 points in this home tie against Rochdale, they still progressed easily with Eric Ashton scoring 18 points.

1959-1960 Lancashire Cup First Round Results

Saturday 29th August 1959
Leigh 12 Blackpool Borough 12
Salford 45 Liverpool City 8
Swinton 9 St Helens 17
Whitehaven 23 Oldham 5
Widnes 21 Barrow 15
Wigan 39 Rochdale Hornets 20
Workington Town 12 Warrington 33

Wednesday 3rd September 1959
Replay: Blackpool Borough 7 Leigh 13