31st March 1961: Wigan 12 St Helens 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 07 2012 - 08:38

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Wigan 12 St Helens 2 - Good Friday 31st March 1961
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Geoff Bootle, 2. Geoff Lyon, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Billy Boston, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Frank Halliwell, 7. Terry Entwistle

WiganlForwards:l

8. John Barton, 9. Jack Gregory, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Frank Collier, 12. Norman Cherrington, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Eric Ashton, Norman Cherrington
WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 3

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Austin Rhodes, 2. Ken Large, 3. Mick Sullivan, 4. Tom van Vollenhoven, 5. John Gaydon, 6. Alex Murphy, 7. Wilf Smith

StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Ab Terry, 9. Dave Harrison, 10. Fred Leyland, 11. Don Vines, 12. Dick Huddart, 13. Vince Karalius


StlHelenslTries:l (None)
StlHelenslGoals:l Austin Rhodes 1
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Summary:l

Wigan needed the win here to keep their "Top 4" play off hopes alive but their was added spice with Mick Sullivan returning to Central Park for the first time since he left Wigan to join St Helens back in January. 45,899 crammed into Central Park for the spectacle and Wigan did not disappoint but they did get big help towards the win when Vince Karalius left the field injured after just ten minutes which handicapped them down to 12 men for the rest of the game. Wigan took advantage to win the game.

Half Time:l Wigan 7 St Helens 2
Attendance:l 45,899