9th January 1979: Barrow 6 Wigan 17
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Barrow 6 Wigan 17 - Tuesday 9th January 1979
Venue: Craven Park, Barrow
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. John Butler, 4. Alan Greenall, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Cliff Sayer
WiganlForwards:l 8. Steve Breheny, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Bill Melling, 12. Terry Hollingsworth, 13. Dennis Boyd
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Trevor Stockley (replaced Alan Greenall), 15. Bernard Coyle (replaced Cliff Sayer)

WiganlTries:l

Dennis Ramsdale 2, Tony Karalius
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 4
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Summary:l

Cold Weather was beginning to disrupt the fixture list with the New Years Match against Warrington falling and then this trip to Barrow originally being postponed also. Barrow and Wigan though quickly re-arranged this match two days after it had been frozen off with Wigan giving a debut to new 15,000 signing from Salford, John Butler in the centres.

Note:l Match had previously been Postponed two days earlier on Sunday 7th January 1979 (2:30pm) Due to Frozen Pitch

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 12 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 22
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22
4th Place:l St Helens - Played - 13 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 19
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 19