26th February 1966: Wigan 8 Halifax 4
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Wigan 8 Halifax 4 - Saturday 26th February 1966
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Ray Ashby, 2. Billy Boston, 3. David Stephens, 4. Eric Ashton, 5. Geoff Lyon, 6. Cliff Hill, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

8. Danny Gardiner, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Tony Stephens, 12. Laurie Gilfedder, 13. Harry Major

WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l Billy Boston, Geoff Lyon
WiganlGoals:l

Laurie Gilfedder 1

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Summary:l

Wigan began their defence of the Challenge Cup with a hard fought victory over Halifax in tough conditions at a Central Park ground that had been flooded just two weeks earlier.

1965-1966 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Friday 25th February 1966
Widnes 23 Brookhouse 5

Saturday 26th February 1966
Barrow 11 Crosfield Recreation 2
Batley 4 Huddersfield 4
Blackpool Borough 2 Workington Town 16
Bradford Northern 23 Doncaster 2
Bramley 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Featherstone Rovers 22 Rochdale Hornets 6
Hull 11 Salford 2
Hunslet 7 Whitehaven 9
Keighley 4 Dewsbury 5
Leeds 17 York 4
Leigh 15 Liverpool City 6
Swinton 18 Oldham 5
Wakefield Trinity 0 St Helens 10
Warrington 15 Castleford 7 (Live on ITV)
Wigan 8 Castleford 4

Tuesday 1st March 1966
Replay: Huddersfield 23 Batley 5
Replay: Hull Kingston Rovers 7 Bramley 2