22nd April 1964: Wigan 13 St Helens 22
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 12 2012 - 06:52

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Wigan 13 St Helens 22 - Wednesday 22nd April 1964
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 7:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Winton, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Chris Hesketh, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Brian Shillinglaw

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l Trevor Lake 2, Billy Boston
WiganlGoals:l

Laurie Gilfedder 2


StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Kel Coslett, 2. Peter Harvey, 3. Cen Williams, 4. Bryan Todd, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Wilf Smith, 7. Alex Murphy

StlHelenslForwards:l

8. John Tembey, 9. Bob Dagnall, 10. John Warlow, 11. Ray French, 12. Mervyn Hicks, 13. Doug Laughton


StlHelenslTries:l Len Killeen 2, Mervyn Hicks, Alex Murphy
StlHelenslGoals:l

Kel Coslett 4, Alex Murphy 1

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Summary:l

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:l

Wigan 5 St Helens 6

Attendance:l

20,358

Note:l Match was Previously Postponed on Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1963 (2:30pm) Due to Frozen Pitch

Table after this Match

1st:l

Wigan:l

Playedl29llll

Pointsl44

2nd:l

Swinton:l

Playedl23l

Pointsl38

3rd:l

St Helens:lllll

Playedl27l

Pointsl36