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


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


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


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

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)