25th February 1967: Wigan 6 Salford 18
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Wigan 6 Salford 18 - Saturday 25th February 1967
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Eric Ashton, 2. Bill Francis, 3. Peter Rowe, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Chris Hesketh, 6. Ray Ashby, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

8. Danny Gardiner, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. John Stephens, 11. Terry Fogerty, 12. Tony Stephens, 13. Geoff Lyon

WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l (None)
WiganlGoals:l

Eric Ashton 3


SalfordlBacks:l

1. Evans, 2. Southward, 3. Bettinson, 4. Sims, 5. Murphy, 6. McInnes, 7. Brennan

SalfordlForwards:l 8. Collier, 9. Burdell, 10. Ogden, 11. Whitehead, 12. Breen, 13. Hughes
SalfordlSubs Used:l (None)

SalfordlTries:l Bettinson, Ogden
SalfordlGoals:l

Sims 4, McInnes 2

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Summary:l

Salford had already claimed the scalp of holders St Helens by winning a replay at Knowsley Road in Round 1 and now they looked at sending 1965 Cup Winners Wigan out of the competition. The first half was tight with no tries score. Salford led 6-2 though with McInnes kicking two drop goals and Sims one penalty with Eric Ashton responding with a penalty for Wigan. In the Second Half Ashton kicked a second penalty for 6-4 but Bettinson's try, being a hesitant Keith Holden, put Salford 11-4 up. Wigan kicked a third penalty to reduce that lead to 11-6 (one converted try) and they looked favourites to claim a draw when Salford's prop Collier was sent off "stupidly for striking" after being warned. Instead though Salford eased worry with a try. McInnes dummied a drop goal attempt and instead Brennan broke and send Ogden over. Sims converted for 16-6 and then sealed the tie with a penalty to complete an 18-6 succes.

Half Time:l Wigan 2 Salford 6
Referee:l

G.Philpott (Leeds)

Attendance:l

25,543 (Gate Reciepts: 4,968)

1966-1967 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 25th February 1967
Barrow 8 Liverpool City 4
Batley 0 Swinton 22
Doncaster 4 Dewsbury 10
Featherstone Rovers 11 Wakefield Trinity 7
Hull Kingston Rovers 9 Castleford 9
Oldham 4 Leeds 13
Wigan 6 Salford 18
York 10 Hull 15

Wednesday 1st March 1967
Replay: Castleford 13 Hull Kingston Rovers 6

1966-1967 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 18th March 1967
Dewsbury 9 Salford 7
Featherstone Rovers 8 Castleford 7
Hull 5 Barrow 6
Leeds 17 Swinton 15

1966-1967 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 1st April 1967
Leeds 8 Featherstone Rovers 16 (at Fartown, Huddersfield - Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 8th April 1967
Barrow 14 Dewsbury 9 (at Station Road, Swinton - Part Live Coverage on ITV)

1966-1967 Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 13th May 1967
Featherstone Rovers 17 Barrow 12 (at Wembley Stadium - Live on BBC 1)