3rd April 1965: Wigan 25 Swinton 10
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Wigan 25 Swinton 10 - Saturday 3rd April 1965
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Cliff Hill, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

8. John Barton, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Danny Gardiner, 12. Roy Evans, 13. Laurie Gilfedder

WiganlSubs Used:l

(None)


WiganlTries:l Trevor Lake 2, Keith Holden, Colin Clarke, Cliff Hill
WiganlGoals:l

Laurie Gilfedder 4, Eric Ashton 1


SwintonlBacks:l

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

SwintonlForwards:l 8. Bate, 9. Clarke, 10. Halliwell, 11. Simpson, 12. Hutton, 13. Robinson
SwintonlSubs Used:l

(None)


SwintonlTries:l Speed, Bate
SwintonlGoals:l

Gowers 2

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Summary:l

It was early season nemesis Swinton in the Challenge Cup Semi Finals at St Helens. Swinton took a 2-0 lead with a 11th Minute penalty goal from Gowers but he failed to double it with a second penalty. Wigan found the first try of the match in the 23rd Minute. Cliff Hill, Frank Parr and Eric Ashton combined to send Keith Holden over for 3-2. Five minutes later a superb pass from Roy Evans sent Colin Clarke over for 8-2 with Laurie Gilfedder converting. Later Wigan found a killer try just before half time with Trevor Lake finishing and Gilfedder converting for 13-2. Swinton came out strong second half with a try from Speed reducing the lead to 13-5 and they rallied in great hope. Those hopes became extinguished on the hour with a great from Cliff Hill being converted for 18-5 before Gilfedder also added a penalty for 20-5. Swinton were now demoralised and the tackling was weak as Lake crossed for his second with Ashton converting this time for 25-5. Swinton did find a consolation from Bate but it was too late.

Half Time:l

Wigan 5 Swinton 2

Referee:l Eric Clay (Leeds)
Television:l

Live Coverage of the Second Half on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" in Black and White. Commentator: Eddie Waring

1964-1965 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 3rd April 1965
Wigan 25 Swinton 10 (at Knowsley Road, St Helens - Second Half Live on BBC TV)

Saturday 10th April 1965
Hunslet 8 Wakefield Trinity 0 (at Headingley, Leeds - Live on ITV)

BBC Television - Saturday 3rd April 1965
12:40pm Public Service Announcements
12:45pm Grandstand including.....
International Athletics at the Empire Pool, Wembley
Professional Boxing: Billy Walker v Brian London
2:00, 2:30, 3:35 Horse Racing from Cheltenham
2:40 The University Boat Race: Oxford v Cambridge
3:45 Rugby League Cup (Semi Final): Wigan v Swinton
Horse Racing Summaries, Classified Football Results, Rugby Union & Rugby League Results
5:15pm Juke Box Jury
5:40pm Dr Who
6:05pm News, Weather
6:15pm Dick van Dyke Show: I'd Rather be Bald
6:40pm The Flying Swan: Trial Run
7:25pm Billy Cotton Band Show
8:10pm Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip
9:00pm Hollywood and the Stars: Natalie Wood - Hollywood's Child
9:25pm The Rogues: Our Men in Marawat
10:15pm News, Sport
10:30pm Not So Much a Programme More a Way of Life
11:15pm Weather, National Anthem, Closedown