16th February 1983: Wigan 7 Castleford 17
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Wigan 7 Castleford 17 - Wednesday 16th February 1983
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Barry Williams, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Brian Juliff, 6. Martin Foy, 7. Jimmy Fairhurst
WiganlForwards:l 8. Glyn Shaw, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Danny Campbell, 11. Brian Case, 12. Mick Scott, 13. John Pendlebury
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Gary Stephens (replaced Martin Foy - 9th Minute), 15. Shaun Wane (replaced Dennis Ramsdale - 64th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

John Pendlebury

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 2

CastlefordlBacks:l 1. Coen, 2. Richardson, 3. Marchant, 4. Hyde, 5. Kear, 6. Joyner, 7. R.Beardmore
CastlefordlForwards:l 8. Connell, 9. K.Beardmore, 10. Johnson, 11. James, 12. Ward, 13. Timson
CastlefordlSubs Used:l Higgins (replaced K.Beardmore - 79th Minute)

CastlefordlTries:l

Marchant 2, Ward

CastlefordlGoals:l

R.Beardmore 4

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Summary:l

Wigan found themselves outclassed in the first half of this Challenge Cup tie against Castleford at Central Park. They had opened the scoring with a 12th Minute penalty from Colin Whitfield but three minutes before that the loss of Martin Foy to injury was a big blow. Three minutes after the penalty, Cas found a try with Marchant scoring from Bob Beardmore's kick for 5-2. They later kicked a penalty for 7-2 and a killer blow came just before half time when Ward scored a second try for Cas that helped make it 12-2 to the visitors. Wigan would fight back to 12-7 with a penalty from Whitfield and then a try for John Pendlebury but Marchant's second try would seal the tie for them. Also, Wigan's Brian Case and Castleford's James were sent off for fighting in the 49th Minute after Ward had flattened Gary Stephens.

Half Time:l Wigan 2 Castleford 12
Attendance:l 10,737
Referee:l Gerry Kershaw
Note:l Match had been Postponed three days earlier on Sunday 13th February 1983 (3:00pm) Due to Frozen Pitch

1982-1983 State Express Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 12th February 1983
Widnes 6 Leeds 12 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 13th February 1983
Barrow 18 Whitehaven 6
Blackpool Borough 11 Hull 19
Huddersfield 5 Halifax 13
Hunslet 12 Hull Kingston Rovers 11
Salford 12 Leigh 5
Swinton 21 Doncaster 13
Wakefield Trinity 27 Keighley 5
Warrington 41 Bramley 3

Tuesday 15th February 1983
St Helens 52 Carlisle 0

Wednesday 16th February 1983
Bradford Northern 23 York 5
Featherstone Rovers 21 Batley 5
Oldham 5 Workington Town 8
Rochdale Hornets 4 Fulham 24
Wigan 7 Castleford 17

Thursday 17th February 1983
Dewsbury 7 Huyton 13

1982-1983 State Express Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 26th February 1983
Hull 32 Wakefield Trinity 15 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 27th February 1983
Barrow 9 Castleford 14
Fulham 4 Bradford Northern 11
Hunslet 17 Halifax 8
Leeds 13 St Helens 23
Salford 11 Featherstone Rovers 17
Warrington 34 Huyton 2
Workington Town 14 Swinton 9

1982-1983 State Express Challenge Cup Quarter Finals Results

Saturday 12th March 1983
St Helens 10 Featherstone Rovers 11 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 13th March 1983
Hunslet 8 Castleford 13
Warrington 4 Hull 10
Workington Town 0 Bradford Northern 17

1982-1983 State Express Challenge Cup Semi Finals Results

Saturday 26th March 1983
Bradford Northern 6 Featherstone Rovers 11 (at Headingley, Leeds - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Saturday 2nd April 1983
Hull 14 Castleford 7 (at Elland Road, Leeds , Leeds - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

1982-1983 State Express Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 7th May 1983
Hull 12 Featherstone Rovers 14 (at Wembley Stadium, London - Live on BBC 1)