8th February 1964: Wigan 15 Swinton 15
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Wigan 15 Swinton 15 - Saturday 8th February 1964
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Dave Bolton, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Stan McLeod, 7. Brian Shillinglaw


8. John Barton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. John Stephens, 12. Laurie Gilfedder, 13. Roy Evans

WiganlTries:l Alan Davies, Brian Shillinglaw, Billy Boston

Laurie Gilfedder 3


1. Gowers, 2. Speed, 3. Fleet, 4. Buckley, 5. Stopford, 6. Parkinson, 7. Williams


8. Thompson, 9. Roberts, 10. K.Halliwell, 11. Morgan, 12. Rees, 13. Blan

SwintonlTries:l Stopford, Speed, William

Blan 3


This was a cup tie between the current champions and league leaders Swinton and Wigan in second place. Wigan got off to a fantastic start with Alan Davies scoring an 8th Minute try after good work from John Stephens and a final pass from Stan McLeod. The conversion was missed but Laurie Gilfedder kicked a goal for 5-0 before Brian Shillinglaw was sent under the posts for a second Wigan try after good combination Bill Sayer, Brian McTigue, Stephens and Davies. Easy conversion for Gilfedder made it 10-0 after 26 minutes. Swinton though would rally late in the half with a penalty from Blan soon being added to be a try from Stopford. Six minutes after the interval Gilfedder kicked a penalty for 12-5 but by the hour it was 15-12 to Swinton with two quick fire tries from Speed and William. Wigan were now chasing the game but in the 69th Minute miss communication between Stopford and Buckley defending Gilfedder's "up and under" kick allowed Billy Boston to pounce and score. Gilfedder couldn't kick Wigan into the lead and in the end Wigan would be better for a replay because Swinton missed a late penalty and drop goal chance to Gowers. The sides would play again the following Wednesday at Station Road.

Half Time:l Wigan 10 Swinton 5

C.Whiteley (Ossett)



1963-1964 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 8th February 1964
Barrow 11 Dewsbury 6
Blackpool Borough 25 Doncaster 2
Featherstone Rovers 60 Stanningley (Leeds) 4
Halifax 0 Batley 3
Hull Kingston Rovers 12 Rochdale Hornets 12
Hunslet 4 Wakefield Trinity 4
Keighley 4 Oldham 11
Leigh 2 Widnes 2
Liverpool City 3 Huddersfield 0
St Helens 6 Castleford 13
Salford 10 Leeds 6
Whitehaven 7 Hull 4
Wigan 15 Swinton 15
Workington Town 21 Warrington 3
York 5 Bramley 2

First Round Bye: Thames Board Mills (Warrington)