6th April 1966: Bradford 6 Wigan 15
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 15 2012 - 07:34

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Bradford Northern 6 Wigan 15 - Wednesday 6th April 1966
Venue: Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Competition: Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off: 6:30pm


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


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

WiganlSubs Used:l 15. Geoff Lyon (replaced Brian McTigue)

WiganlTries:l Ray Ashby, Eric Ashton, Trevor Lake

Laurie Gilfedder 3

BradfordlTries:l Walker, Snales



The build up to this Cup Quarter Final had been dominated by Wigan's refusal to allow BBC Grandstand to televise the match. They would later be fined 500 by the Rugby League Consultative Committee for their refusal. Ironically the tie on the day it was supposed to be played was frozen off, as was the BBC's alternate pick of Warrington v Leeds. So instead the match was played at 6:30pm on a Wednesday Night at Odsal, no floodlights meaning the early kick off was dictated by daylight. Bradford took the lead with a "fine try" by Walker but Wigan eventually took control to win 15-6.


Match had been Previously Postponed on Saturday 2nd April (3:00pm) due to Frozen Pitch

1965-1966 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Monday 4th April 1966
St Helens 12 Hull Kingston Rovers 10

Tuesday 5th April 1966
Dewsbury 8 Huddersfield 2

Wednesday 6th April 1966
Bradford Northern 6 Wigan 15
Warrington 2 Leeds 2

Friday 15th April 1966
Replay: Leeds 8 Warrington 0