4th April 1980: St Helens 20 Wigan 17
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St Helens 20 Wigan 17 - Good Friday 4th April 1980
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Barry Williams, 3. Steve Davies, 4. John Butler, 5. Dennis Ramsdale, 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. John Clough, 15. Danny Campbell

WiganlTries:l

Barry Williams 2, John Butler, Nicky Kiss

WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 2
WiganlDrops:l Bill Melling 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Brian Parkes, 2. Kevin Meadows, 3. Steve Peters, 4. Chris Arkwright, 5. Denis Litherland, 6. Peter Glynn, 7. Neil Holding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Mel James, 9. Mick Glover, 10. Eric Chisnall, 11. George Nicholls, 12. Peter Gorley, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Roy Haggerty, 15. Chris Seldon

StlHelenslTries:l

Neil Holding 2, Peter Gorley, Peter Glynn

StlHelenslGoals:l Harry Pinner 4
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Summary:l

Wigan had suffered a hammer blow to their relegation hopes two nights before this fixture after Workington had beaten Leeds 16-9 at Derwent Park. With only five games left (including this Good Friday game), Wigan realistically needed to win at least four of them. Despite giving their all against the enemy in this derby, it wasn't good enough. Individual tries from Peter Glynn & Neil Holding gave the victory to St Helens.

Half Time:l

St Helens 12 Wigan 9

Attendance:l 8,456

Bottom of the Table After This Match

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12th Place:

Played 26 Workington Points: 22

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13th Place:

Played 26 Wigan Points: 17

14th Place:

Played 26 York Points: 13

15th Place:

Played 26 Hunslet Points: 11

16th Place:

Played 26 Blackpool Points: 10