2nd February 1975: Featherstone 14 Wigan 8
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Sunday 2nd February 1975

Featherstone Rovers 14 Wigan 8
Post Office Road, Featherstone
League Division 1 - Round 21 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

George Fairbairn

   
2.  Stuart Wright    
3.  Dave Willicombe    
4.  David Hill  T   
5.  Green Vigo    
6.  Keiron O'Loughlin    
7. 

Jimmy Nulty

   
8. 

Brian Hogan

   
9.  Colin Clarke    
10.  John Gray    G 
11. 

Bob Irving

   
12. 

Brian Gregory

   
13.  Anthony Karalius    

 

Sub. 

Bill Francis

 T   
Sub. 

Eddie Cunningham

   

Featherstone 

Tries: Hartley
Goals: Tuffs 5
Drop Goals: Nash 1

Summary: 

Poor Weather in January had seen two Wigan matches frozen off and weather was causing problems again here but in the guise of fog this time. The thickening of the fog after half time left play virtually unwatchable for the 3,740 spectators but the drama had perhaps all been done before then. Wigan had a shocking first half, trailing 9-0 at the break, but tries from Bill Francis and David Hill had Wigan back to 9-8 within six minutes of the restart. The rally proved a false dawn as Featherstone settled back down in the worsening conditions to win 14-8 and continue their great form which had now seen them rise to third in the table.

Half Time: 

Featherstone 9 Wigan 0

Attendance: 

3,740

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 21 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 37
2nd Place:l Castleford - Played - 21 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 27
3rd Place:l Featherstone - Played - 21 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 27
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 25
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 20 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 25
6th Place:l Wigan - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 24