26th December 1977: Wigan 13 St Helens 24
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Wigan 13 St Helens 24 - Boxing Day Monday 26th December 1977
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Green Vigo, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Malcolm Swann, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Bernard Coyle, 7. Adrian Foster
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Alan Bailey, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. John Wood, 13. Bill Melling
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Dennis Ramsdale, 15. Bob Blackwood

WiganlTries:l

Jimmy Hornby 2, Malcolm Swann
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Peter Glynn, 2. Duncan Scott, 3. Derek Noonan, 4. Mike Nolan, 5. Brian Parkes, 6. Bill Francis, 7. Alan Ashton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Dave Chisnall, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Mel James, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Mick Hope, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Tony Karalius, 15. Neil Courtney

StlHelenslTries:l

Mel James 2, Duncan Stott, Harry Pinner, Derek Noonan
StlHelenslGoals:l Duncan Stott 2, Peter Glynn 2
StlHelenslDrops:l Alan Ashton 1
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Summary:l

Saints were looking good in third place and beat Wigan easily here. They got big help though with Wigan being reduced to 11 men with both Bob Blackwood (rough tackling) and Brian Hogan (dissent) being sent off.

Half Time:l

Wigan 7 St Helens 16
Attendance:l 10,452

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Bradford - Played - 14 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 25
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 24
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 18
5th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 17

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7th Place:l Wigan - Played - 14 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 14