16th March 1980: Warrington 29 Wigan 5
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Warrington 29 Wigan 5 - Sunday 16th March 1980
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. David Walsh, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. John Butler, 4. Martin Foy, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Les Bolton, 7. Ness Flowers
WiganlForwards:l 8. Steve Breheny, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Bill Melling, 12. John Clough, 13. Dennis Boyd
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Geoff Norris, 15. Mick Rennox

WiganlTries:l

Bill Melling

WiganlGoals:l David Walsh 1

WarringtonlTries:l

Bevan 2, Whittaker, Courtney, Sutton

WarringtonlGoals:l Lauder 3, Hopkins 1
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Summary:l

Warrington had been falling towards the relegation zone in 11th place but they pretty ended those fears by spanking Wigan at Wilderspool. Wigan were left now in a desperate situation to avoid the embarrassment of dropping to Division Two.

Half Time:l

Warrington 10 Wigan 2

Attendance:l 4,713
Debut:l Geoff Norris made his only Wigan appearance in this fixture

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 23 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 35
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 24 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 34
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 21 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 32
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 21 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 29

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First Division Relegation Zone - After This Match

12th Place:l Workington - Played - 23 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 20

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13th Place:l Wigan - Played - 24 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 14 - Points: - 17
14th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 23 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 17 - Points: - 11
15th Place:l York - Played - 22 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 17 - Points: - 9
16th Place:l Blackpool - Played - 23 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 20 - Points: - 6