5th September 1959: Wigan 19 Wakefield 27
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Wigan 19 Wakefield Trinity 27 - Saturday 5th September 1959
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
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. John Barton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Bill Bretherton, 11. Norman Cherrington, 12. Brian McTigue, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Dave Bolton, Billy Boston, Mick Sullivan
WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 5

WakefieldlBacks:l

1. Metcalfe, 2. Smith, 3. Round, 4. Fox, 5. Hirst, 6. Rollin, 7. Holliday

WakefieldlForwards:l 8. Sampson, 9. Oakes, 10. Wilkinson, 11. Vines, 12. Firth, 13. Turner

WakefieldlTries:l Smith 2, Firth, Fox, Rollin
WakefieldlGoals:l Fox 6
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Summary:l

Wigan were already meeting Wakefield for the second time this season and they got a repeat dose of the defeat like they suffered at Belle Vue on the opening day of the season. A converted try by Smith had Wigan 5-0 down before they had touched the football and things got worse when an aggravation of an old ankle injury to Keith Holden left him a "passenger". He left the field for a spell and this played a big part in Wakefield earning the win, despite a good effort from Wigan.

Referee:l Eric Clay (Leeds)