29th February 1976: Widnes 7 Wigan 5
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Widnes 7 Wigan 5 - Sunday 29th February 1976
Venue: Naughton Park, Widnes
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Stuart Wright, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Green Vigo, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Ray Martland, 10. Dennis Ashcroft, 11. Bob Irving, 12. Bob Blackwood, 13. Anthony Karalius
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Keiron O'Loughlin, 15. Brian Gregory

WiganlTries:l

Bob Irving
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 1

WidneslBacks:l 1. Ray Dutton, 2. Alan Prescott, 3. Eric Hughes, 4. Mal Aspey, 5. Derek George, 6. David Eckersley, 7. Reg Bowden
WidneslForwards:l 8. Nick Nelson, 9. Keith Elwell, 10. John Wood, 11. Mick Adams, 12. John Foran, 13. Doug Laughton
WidneslSubs Used:l 15. Barry Sherdian

WidneslTries:l

Keith Elwell
WidneslGoals:l Ray Dutton 2
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Summary:l

This cup tie was a game of two halves. Cup Holders Widnes dominated the first with a try from Keith Elwell helping them to lead 7-0. Wigan though rallied second half with a Bob Irving try making it 7-5 but they couldn't find a further score to win or even force a replay.

Half Time:l

Widnes 7 Wigan 0

Attendance:l

12,000

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 28th February 1976
Leeds 30 Bradford Northern 12 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 29th February 1976
Featherstone Rovers 25 Hull Kingston Rovers 10
Keighley 17 Workington Town 12
Leigh 29 Doncaster 6
New Hunslet 4 Warrington 17
Oldham 6 York 5
Salford 11 St Helens 17
Widnes 7 Wigan 5

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 13th March 1976
Warrington 0 Widnes 6 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 14th March 1976
Keighley 13 Leigh 7
St Helens 17 Oldham 9
Featherstone Rovers 33 Leeds 7

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 27th March 1976
Featherstone Rovers 9 Widnes 15 (at Station Road, Swinton - Part Coverage of First Half and Full Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 3rd April 1976
Keighley 4 St Helens 5 (at Fartown, Huddersfield - Second Half Live on BBC 1)

1975-1976 Challenge Cup Final Results

Saturday 8th May 1976
St Helens 20 Widnes 5 (at Wembley Stadium, London - Live on BBC 1)