11th March 1978: Wigan 10 Bradford 22
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Wigan 10 Bradford Northern 22 - Saturday 11th March 1978
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Green Vigo, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Malcolm Swann, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Alan Taylor, 7. Bernard Coyle
WiganlForwards:l 8. Nick Nelson, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. John Wood, 13. John Foran
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Jimmy Hornby, Bernard Coyle
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2
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Summary:l

A tough cup draw for Wigan against title chasing Bradford with BBC in attendance to televise the game for Grandstand. Bradford ended up progressing with a good 22-10 win.

Television:l Live Coverage of the Second Half on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" - Presenter: Frank Bough / Commentator: Eddie Waring

1977-1978 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 11th March 1978
Wigan 10 Bradford Northern 22 (Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Sunday 12th March 1978
Featherstone Rovers 23 New Hunslet 7
Huddersfield 13 Salford 3
Hull 8 Widnes 20
Oldham 11 St Helens 26
Wakefield Trinity 6 Leeds 28
Warrington 29 Swinton 4
Workington Town 8 Castleford 8

Tuesday 14th March 1978
Replay: Castleford 8 Workington Town 8

Thursday 16th March 1978
Second Replay: Workington Town 13 Castleford 20 (at Central Park, Wigan)

1977-1978 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Sunday 19th March 1978
Featherstone Rovers 25 Castleford 15
Leeds 16 Bradford Northern 8
St Helens 31 Huddersfield 5
Warrington 6 Widnes 0

1977-1978 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 1st April 1978
Featherstone Rovers 9 Leeds 14 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford - Second Half Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 8th April 1978
St Helens 12 Warrington 8 (at Central Park, Wigan - Second Half Live on BBC 1)

1977-1978 Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 13th May 1978
Leeds 14 St Helens 12 (at Wembley Stadium, Leeds - Live on BBC 1)

BBC 1 - Saturday 11th March 1978
9:00am Teddy Edward
9:05am Indoor Outdoors
9:30am Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
12:18pm Weather
12:20pm Grandstand presented by Frank Bough including......
12:25 Football Focus (Bob Wilson)
12:55 Skiing: World Cup Downhill from Laax, Switzerland (David Vine)
1:20, 1:55, 2:25, 2:55 Horse Racing from Newbury (Peter O'Sullevan, Julian Wilson, Richard Pitman)
1:35, 2:10, 2:40 World Figure Skating Championship: Ladies from Ottawa, Canada (Alan Weeks)
3:10 Field Hockey: England v India (Neil Durden-Smith)
3:50 Rugby League: Wigan v Bradford Northern (Eddie Waring)
4:30 Athletics: European Indoor Championships from Milan, Italy (David Coleman, Ron Pickering)
4:40 Final Score
5:10pm Cartoon: The New Adventures of Batman: Have An Evil Day (Part 1)
5:35pm News, Weather, Sport, Look North Update
5:50pm Jim'll Fix It with Jimmy Savile
6:25pm Dr. Who: The Invasion of Time (Part 6)
6:50pm Mister Moses (starring Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker)
8:40pm Mike Yarwood in Persons
9:15pm Starsky and Hutch
10:05pm News, Weather
10:15pm Match of the Day: FA Cup Quarter Finals - West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest & Millwall v Ipswich Town
11:15pm Saturday Night at the Mill (Guests: Britt Ekland, Klaus Wunderlich, Tony Hart)
12:15am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown