16th August 1975: Wigan 13 Widnes 14
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Wigan 13 Widnes 14 - Saturday 16th August 1975
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Jimmy Hornby, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Green Vigo, 6. Bernard Coyle, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Dennis Ashcroft, 11. Bob Irving, 12. Brian Gregory, 13. Bob Blackwood
WiganlSubs Used:l 15. Terry Hollingsworth (replaced Brian Gregory - 72nd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Jimmy Nulty
WiganlGoals:l

George Fairbairn 5


WidneslBacks:l 1. Ray Dutton, 2. Alan Prescott, 3. Derek George, 4. Mal Aspey, 5. David Jenkins, 6. Eric Hughes, 7. Reg Bowden
WidneslForwards:l 8. Jim Mills, 9. Keith Elwell, 10. Nick Nelson, 11. Dave Allen, 12. Derek Hammond, 13. John Doherty
WidneslSubs Used:l 14. Dennis O'Neill (replaced Mal Aspey - 57th Minute), 15. Alan Walsh (replaced Nick Nelson - 22nd Minute)
10. Nick Nelson (returned to replace Derek Hammond - 48th Minute)

WidneslTries:l

Derek George, David Jenkins
WidneslGoals:l

Ray Dutton 4

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Summary:l

The 1975/76 season opened with Challenge Cup holders Widnes visiting Central Park. It was a topsy-turvy encounter but the visitors would go home with the opening day spoils.

Referee:l

Fred Lindop (Wakefield)

Debut:l

Bob Blackwood was making his Wigan club debut having signed in the off season from Widnes