16th December 1961: Halifax 4 Wigan 7
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 09 2012 - 00:55

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Halifax 4 Wigan 7 - Saturday 16th December 1961
Venue: Thrum Hall, Halifax
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Terry Entwistle

WiganlForwards:l

8. Frank Collier, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Norman Cherrington, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Eric Ashton
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 2
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Summary:l

Wigan had been winning matches at a canter in recent weeks but they had to dig deep on this trip to Thrum Hall. The only try of the game was scored in the 23rd Minute when Terry Entwistle broke clear before linking with Bill Sayer who sent Eric Ashton over. That was just a 5-4 lead for Wigan during the second half but a 30 yard penalty from Griffiths sealed the win, although Entwistle had to limp off with five minutes to go.