20th March 1983: Wigan 19 Leeds 5
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Wigan 19 Leeds 5 - Sunday 20th March 1983
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Barry Williams, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Martin Foy, 7. Jimmy Fairhurst
WiganlForwards:l 8. Glyn Shaw, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Danny Campbell, 11. Graeme West, 12. Mick Scott, 13. John Pendlebury
WiganlSubs Used:l 15. Brian Dunn (replaced Danny Campbell - 56th Minute), 10. Danny Campbell (returned to replace Graeme West - 61st Minute)
11. Graeme West (returned to replaced Mick Scott - 73rd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Barry Williams, Colin Whitfield, Henderson Gill

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 5

LeedslBacks:l 1. Ian Wilkinson, 2. Mark Campbell, 3. David Heselwood, 4. Les Dyl, 5. Colin Cooper, 6. Neil Hague, 7. Kevin Dick
LeedslForwards:l 8. Andy Sykes, 9. Wayne Heron, 10. Tony Burke, 11. Keith Rayne, 12. Kevin Rayne, 13. Kevin Squire
LeedslSubs Used:l 15. Mark Massa (replaced Kevin Rayne - 78th Minute)

LeedslTries:l

Kevin Rayne

LeedslGoals:l Kevin Dick 1
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Summary:l

Leeds began this match leading the league table but the truth was that their title bid had been crumbling in recent weeks. Wigan's momentum was going the other way and they started brightly in this key match with Jimmy Fairhurst's offload sending full back Barry Williams over. Colin Whitfield converted for 5-0. Wigan's discipline soon let them down and they helped Leeds come back with a try from Kevin Rayne, and conversion from Kevin Dick, tying the game up at 5-5. Whitfield would restore a Wigan lead before half time with a penalty. The game was described as untidy but Fairhurst's try in the 49th Minute took Wigan to 12-5. That score took for a while until Dick fouled Whitfield off the ball in the 69th Minute and Whitfield dusted himself down to kick a penalty for 14-5 and with Dick's frustration soon seeing him sin binned, he kicked another penalty for 16-5. Wigan then wrapped up the win, against the 12 men, with Henderson Gill's try for a final score of 19-5. Elsewhere, both Hull clubs won to takeover 1st and 2nd in the league table but Saints charge behind Wigan was halted by losing to Hull.

Half Time:l Wigan 7 Leeds 5
Attendance:l 8,159
Referee:l Gerry Kershaw

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 25 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +199)
2nd Place:l Hull - Played - 23 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 35 - (Diff: +190)
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 25 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 35 - (Diff: +117)
4th Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +210)
5th Place:l St Helens - Played - 23 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 31 - (Diff: +41)