26th December 1973: Wigan 10 St Helens 20
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Wigan 10 St Helens 20 - Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1973
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Tyrer, Stuart Wright, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Keiron O'Loughlin, 6. Warren Ayres, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Geoff Fletcher 9. Colin Clarke, 10. John Gray, 11. Bob Irving, 12. Dave Robinson. 13. Barry Briggs
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Warren Ayres, Stuart Wright
WiganlGoals:l Colin Tyrer 2

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Frank Taylor, 2. Les Jones, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Geoff Pimblett, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. David Eckersley, 7. Jeff Heaton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. John Warlow, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Mick Murphy, 11. John Mantle, 12. John Wills, 13. George Nicholls
StlHelenslSubs Used:l (None)

StlHelenslTries:l

Les Jones 2, David Eckersley, George Nicholls
StlHelenslGoals:l Geoff Pimblett 4
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Summary:l Strange match. Saints led early 10-0 but by half time Wigan had scored 10 points in an 8 minute spell to level.
The match wasn't decided until Saints broke the 10-10 deadlock with just five minutes to go!

Half Time:l

Wigan 10 St Helens 10
Attendance:l 9,368
Note:l Note:l
Note:l The government ban, at this time, on use floodlights was not enforced for Boxing Day fixtures.