26th December 1970: St Helens 5 Wigan 12
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St Helens 5 Wigan 12 - Boxing Day Saturday 26th December 1970
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Keri Jones, 3. Bill Francis, 4. Kevin O'Loughlin, 5. Stuart Wright, 6. David Hill, 7. Warren Ayres
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Bob Burdell, 10. Geoff Fletcher, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. Dave Robinson, 13. Doug Laughton
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Colin Tyrer, Bill Ashurst
WiganlGoals:l Colin Tyrer 2, Bill Ashurst 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Frank Barrow, 2. Les Jones, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Brian Glover, 5. Frank Wilson, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Jeff Heaton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Albert Halsall, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Eric Woodyer, 11. John Mantle, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Eric Prescott (replaced Albert Halsall - 45th Minute), 15. Graham Rees (replaced Alan Whittle - 45th Minute)
8. Albert Halsall (returned to replace John Mantle - 70th Minute)

StlHelenslTries:l

Les Jones
StlHelenslGoals:l Kel Coslett 1
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Summary:l

This was already the fourth meeting of the season between St Helens and Wigan but with the Saints having won both the Lancashire and Floodlit Cup ties, Wigan would have been grateful to win this one. Especially when it was a victory that inflicted Saints first home defeat of the season. Wigan had a wind advantage in the first half and used it well to build up a 10-2 lead with tries scored by Colin Tyrer and Bill Ashurst. In the second half Ashurst kiced a drop goal for a 12-2 lead and that was a crucial score in the end with Saints still needing two tries after Les Jones had got one back.

Half Time:l

St Helens 2 Wigan 10
Attendance:l 15,000
Referee:l L.Elliott (Barrow)