7th September 1968: St Helens 19 Wigan 16
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St Helens 19 Wigan 16 - Saturday 7th September 1968
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Lancashire Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Backs:l 1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Bill Ashurst, 3. Bill Francis, 4. Peter Rowe, 5. Steve Price, 6. David Hill, 7. Johnny Jackson
Wigan Forwards:l

8. John Stephens, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Danny Gardiner, 11. Ronnie Webb, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Doug Laughton

Wigan Subs Used:l 15. Keith Mills (replaced Ronnie Webb)

WiganlTries:l Bill Francis, Colin Tyrer
WiganlGoals:l Colin Tyrer 5

St Helens Backs:l 1. Austin Rhodes, 2. Frank Wilson, 3. Tony Barrow, 4. Billy Benyon, 5. Les Jones, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Tommy Bishop
St Helens Forwards:l 8. John Warlow, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Graham Rees, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett
St Helens Subs Used:l Joe Robinson

St Helens Tries:l Frank Wilson 2, Austin Rhodes 2, Tommy Bishop
St Helens Goals:l Kel Coslett 2
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Summary:l

Saints were pulling out the pipe and slippers and smoking the cigars with a 16-4 half time lead but Wigan rallied after the break to amazingly draw level at 16-16 by the hour mark. So much effort to fight back, only for Saints to nick the tie with five minutes to go.

Half Time:l St Helens 16 Wigan 4
Attendance:l 13,500

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1968-1969 Lancashire Cup First Round Results

Friday 6th September 1968
Rochdale Hornets 5 Oldham 17
Salford 14 Warrington 3
Widnes 16 Huyton 15

Saturday 7th September 1968
Leigh 15 Blackpool Borough 15
St Helens 19 Wigan 16
Swinton 11 Workington 14
Whitehaven 19 Barrow 9

Wednesday 11th September 1968
Replay: Blackpool Borough 15 Leigh 32

1968-1969 Lancashire Cup Second Round Results

Monday 16th September 1968
Oldham 7 Workington Town 5

Wednesday 18th September 1968
Widnes 17 St Helens 20

Sunday 22nd September 1968
Whitehaven 4 Salford 17

Second Round Bye: Leigh

1968-1969 Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results

Monday 7th October 1968
Leigh 6 St Helens 17

Wednesday 9th October 1968
Salford 9 Oldham 12

1968-1969 Lancashire Cup Final Result

Friday 25th October 1968
St Helens 30 Oldham 2 (at Central Park, Wigan)