20th January 1962: Oldham 2 Wigan 7
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 09 2012 - 01:08

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Saturday 20th January 1962

Oldham 2 Wigan 7
Watersheddings, Oldham
League - Match 19 of 36
Kick Off 2:30pm

Wigan Team
1. 

Fred Griffiths

   G2 
2.  Billy Boston    
3. 

Geoff Bootle

 T   
4.  Alan Davies    
5. 

Frank Carlton

   
6.  Eric Ashton    
7. 

Frank Parr

   
8. 

John Barton

   
9. 

Bill Sayer

   
10. 

Brian McTigue

   
11.  Frank Collier    
12.  Geoff Lyon    
13. 

Roy Evans

   

Oldham 

1. Sims, 2. Holden, 3. Lord, 4. Noon, 5. Nestor, 6. Kellett, 7. Pitchford, 8. Payne, 9. Goddard, 10. Robinson, 11. Smethurst, 12. Rae, 13. Parker.

Tries: (None)
Goals: Sims 1

Summary: 

Wigan were playing Oldham for the second Saturday in a row and took the lead 2-0 with a fourth minute penalty goal from Fred Griffiths. That lead held all the way to half time with Oldham having failed with three shots at goal. Sims, the Oldham goal kicker, eventually landed one on 55 minutes to level the scores at 2-2. Then on 63 minutes, Griffiths kicked a goal to re-establish a Wigan lead at 4-2 after Smethurst had been caught offside. The match was sealed by Wigan with a 72nd Minute try from Geoff Bootle.