18th February 1973: Wigan 15 St Helens 2
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Wigan 15 St Helens 2 - Sunday 18th February 1973
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Kevin O'Loughlin, 2. Stuart Wright, 3. David Hill, 4. Billy Davies, 5. Keiron O'Loughlin, 6. Warren Ayres, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Alan Bence, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Laurie Hinchcliffe, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. Eddie Cunningham, 13. Doug Laughton
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Doug Laughton, Laurie Hinchcliffe, Stuart Wright
WiganlGoals:l Jimmy Nulty 2, Bill Ashurst 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Frank Wilson, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. David Eckersley, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Ken Kelly, 7. Jeff Heaton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. John Mantle, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Mel James, 11. Eric Chisnall, 12. George Nicholls, 13. Kel Coslett
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 15. John Stephens (replaced Eric Chsinall - 51st Minute)

StlHelenslTries:l

(None)
StlHelenslGoals:l Kel Coslett 1
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Summary:l

St Helens were cup holders but went out miserably here. Wigan had endured early Saints pressure before tries from Dougie Laughton and Laurie Hinchcliffe had put Wigan 8-0 up by half time with Bill Ashurst converting one of those tries. Soon after half time that lead was increased to 13-0 after Stuart Wright scored an absolute blinder and Jimmy Nulty converted. Saints were clutching at straws reducing that lead to 13-2 with a penalty goal from Coslett because they made no further impact on the scoreboard. A penalty from Nulty finished off a good 15-2 win for Wigan.

Half Time:l

Wigan 8 St Helens 0

Referee:l

W.H Thompson (Huddersfield)

Attendance:l

27,500

1972-1973 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 17th February 1973
Hull 2 Oldham 24
Leigh 0 Wakefield Trinity 5 (Live on BBC1 from 30th Minute onwards)
Workington Town 8 Dewsbury 10

Sunday 18th February 1973
Bradford Northern 13 Hull Kingston Rovers 8
Featherstone Rovers 30 Rochdale Hornets 19
Hunslet 0 Castleford 39
Warrington 20 Widnes 8
Wigan 15 St Helens 2