20th January 1962: Oldham 2 Wigan 7
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Oldham 2 Wigan 7 - Saturday 20th January 1962
Venue: Watersheddings, Oldham
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Geoff Bootle, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Eric Ashton, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Geoff Bootle
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 2

OldhamlBacks:l

1. Sims, 2. Holden, 3. Lord, 4. Noon, 5. Nestor, 6. Kellett, 7. Pitchford

OldhamlForwards:l

8. Payne, 9. Goddard, 10. Robinson, 11. Smethurst, 12. Rae, 13. Parker


OldhamlTries:l (None)
OldhamlGoals:l Sims 1
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Summary:l

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.