22nd April 1964: Wigan 13 St Helens 22
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Wednesday 22nd April 1964

Wigan 13 St Helens 22
Central Park, Wigan
League Division 1 - Match 29 of 30
(Previously Postponed on Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1963)
Kick Off 7:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

John Winton

   
2.  Billy Boston  T   
3.  Chris Hesketh    
4.  Alan Davies    
5. 

Trevor Lake

 T2   
6.  Dave Bolton    
7. 

Brian Shillinglaw

   
8. 

John Barton

   
9. 

Bill Sayer

   
10.  Brian McTigue    
11. 

John Stephens

   
12. 

Laurie Gilfedder

   G2 
13.  Roy Evans    

St Helens 

1. Kel Coslett, 2. Peter Harvey, 3. Cen Williams, 4. Bryan Todd, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Wilf Smith, 7. Alex Murphy, 8. John Tembey, 9. Bob Dagnall, 10. John Warlow, 11. Ray French, 12. Mervyn Hicks, 13. Doug Laughton.

Tries: Len Killeen 2, Mervyn Hicks, Alex Murphy
Goals: Kel Coslett 4, Alex Murphy 1

Summary: 

A second loss in a month to the enemy put the fatal hammer blow into Wigan's title challenge. They had taken the lead with a try from Trevor Lake for 3-0 but Saints soon hit back with a two penalty goals from Kel Coslett and a Drop Goal from Alex Murphy putting them 6-3 ahead. Laurie Gilfedder then reduced that to 6-5 with a penalty for Wigan just before the break. The game breaker would come in the 50th minute with a bit of magic from Murphy seeing Len Killeen claim a try for Saints. That was quickly followed with a try from Murphy himself and a conversion from Coslett to this try made it 14-5 to Saints. That spell would lay the platform for Saints to inflict a damaging defeat on Wigan. Rivals Swinton now had six matches in hand and just needed to win four of them to over-haul Wigan for the title.

Half Time: 

Wigan 5 St Helens 6

Attendance: 

20,358

Table: 

1st:l

Wigan:l

Playedl29llll

Pointsl44

2nd:l

Swinton:l

Playedl23l

Pointsl38

3rd:l

St Helens:lllll

Playedl27l

Pointsl36