13th April 1979: Wigan 7 St Helens 5
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Wigan 7 St Helens 5 - Good Friday 13th April 1979
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

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

WiganlTries:l

Bill Melling
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2

St Helens Backs:l 1. Peter Glynn, 2. Les Jones, 3. Derek Noonan, 4. Eddie Cunningham, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Bill Francis, 7. Ken Gwilliam
St Helens Forwards:l 8. Dave Chisnall, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Mel James, 11. Mick Hope, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Harry Pinner
St Helens Subs Used:l 14. Neil Holding, 15. Keiron Pickavance

St Helens Tries:l

Roy Mathias
St Helens Goals:l Harry Pinner 1
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Summary:l

Only a Harry Pinner penalty goal for Saints separated the sides at half time but Wigan came back to lead 5-2 after a try from Bill Melling, converted by George Fairbairn. Then Roy Mathias equalised with a try for Saints but Pinner couldn't convert to re-establish their lead. That proved costly because Fairbairn kicked a late penalty for Wigan to win the match.

Half Time:l Wigan 0 St Helens 2
Attendance:l 9,222

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 22 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 38
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 24 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 36
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 28 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 35
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 23 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 34
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 24 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 31