30th March 1980: Bradford 16 Wigan 5
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Bradford Northern 16 Wigan 5 - Sunday 30th March 1980
Venue: Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. Steve Davies, 4. John Butler, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Martin Foy, 7. Les Bolton
WiganlForwards:l 8. Steve Breheny, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Bill Melling, 12. Terry Hollingsworth, 13. David Walsh
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Malcolm Smith, 15. Danny Campbell

WiganlTries:l

Bill Melling

WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 1

BradfordlTries:l

D.Redfearn 2, A.Redfearn, Van Bellen

BradfordlGoals:l Stephenson 2
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Summary:l

Workington had lost their game in hand the previous Sunday against Hull but Wigan were needing to start to close that three point gap quickly and another opportunity was lost in this loss away at Bradford. Wigan now had just ten points left to play for.

Half Time:l

Bradford 3 Wigan 0

Attendance:l 6,134

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Bradford - Played - 24 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 38
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 25 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 37
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 26 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 36
4th Place:l Hull - Played - 25 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 35

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First Division Relegation Zone - After This Match

12th Place:l Workington - Played - 25 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 14 - Points: - 20

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13th Place:l Wigan - Played - 25 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 15 - Points: - 17
14th Place:l York - Played - 25 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 18 - Points: - 13
15th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 26 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 20 - Points: - 11
16th Place:l Blackpool - Played - 25 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 21 - Points: - 8