27th March 1978: Wigan 10 Salford 17
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 11 2013 - 03:45

Extended News
Click: Last Match - Click: Next Match

Wigan 10 Salford 17 - Easter Monday 27th March 1978
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. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Nick Nelson, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. John Wood, 11. John Foran, 12. David Regan, 13. Terry Hollingsworth
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Alan Taylor, 15. Bill Melling

WiganlTries:l

Terry Hollingsworth, Bill Melling
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2

SalfordlTries:l

Richards, Butler, Fielding, Turnbull
SalfordlGoals:l Watkins 2
SalfordlDrops:l Nash 1
lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Summary:l

Wigan had two goals between now and the end of the season. One was to remain in the top 8 for the Premiership Trophy qualification and second was a Top 4 finish to ensure a home game in the First Round. This defeat to Salford left Wigan in middle limbo in terms of those goals. Meanwhile, Widnes and St Helens were meeting in what was a huge game at the top of the table and Widnes won convincingly 33-5 to go four clear at the top.

Half Time:l Wigan 5 Salford 8
Attendance:l 6,320

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 25 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 42
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 25 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 38
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 37
4th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 24 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 30
5th Place:l Salford - Played - 25 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 28

----------------------------------------------

7th Place:l Wigan - Played - 24 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 26