26th December 1975: Wigan 12 St Helens 12
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Wigan 12 St Helens 12 - Boxing Day Friday 26th December 1975
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Green Vigo, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Bill Melling, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Dennis Ashcroft, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Brian Gregory, 11. Bob Irving, 12. Bob Blackwood, 13. Anthony Karalius
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Dave Willicombe (replaced Alan Whittle - 8th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Bill Melling
WiganlGoals:l

George Fairbairn 4

WiganlDrops:l

Jimmy Nulty 1


StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Les Jones, 3. Frank Wilson, 4. David Hull, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. David Eckersley, 7. Jeff Heaton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. John Mantle, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Les James, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 15. Eddie Cunningham (replaced Graham Liptrot - 64th Minute)

StlHelenslTries:l

Les Jones, Geoff Pimblett
StlHelenslGoals:l

Kel Coslett 3, Geoff Pimblett 1

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Summary:l

Wigan were boosted by the return of hooker Colin Clarke, who played for first time since he had broken his ankle in September. The first half was pretty tight with Wigan's points all coming from kicks. Four penalties from George Fairbairn and a drop goal by Jimmy Nulty. Saints had tied up at 9-9 before Bill Melling put Wigan back ahead with an unconverted try for a 12-9 lead. Then in the 76th Minute it looked like Saints had stolen it with a try from Geoff Pimblett being in good goal kicking range but amazingly Kel Coslett missed and the match finished a draw.

Half Time:l

Wigan 9 St Helens 7
Attendance:l

9,265

Referee:l

Fred Lindop (Wakefield)

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 22
2nd Place:l

Featherstone

- Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 21
3rd Place:l Salford - Played - 11 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 18
4th Place:l Leeds - Played - 12 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 18
5th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 18
6th Place:l Wigan - Played - 10 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 17