1st April 1983: Wigan 13 St Helens 6
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Wigan 13 St Helens 6 - Good Friday 1st April 1983
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Barry Williams, 2. Brian Juliff, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Martin Foy, 7. Jimmy Fairhurst
WiganlForwards:l 8. Danny Campbell, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Graeme West, 12. Mick Scott, 13. John Pendlebury
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Brian Dunn (replaced Barry Williams - 68th Minute), 15. Shaun Wane (replaced Martin Foy - 59th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Brian Juliff, Brian Case, Graeme West

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 2

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Kevin Wellens, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Steve Peters, 4. Roy Haggerty, 5. Kevin Meadows, 6. Chris Arkwright, 7. Neil Holding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Mel James, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Paul Grimes, 11. Gary Moorby, 12. Andy Platt, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Brian Parkes (replaced Roy Haggerty - 56th Minute), 15. Peter Gorley (replaced Paul Grimes - 50th Minute)

StlHelenslTries:l

Kevin Meadows 2

StlHelenslGoals:l (None)
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Summary:l

Wigan were still alive in the title race and "kept their hopes simmering" with this Good Friday victory over the enemy. A try from Brian Juliff put Wigan ahead and they went further ahead four minutes before half time when good work from Martin Foy sent Brian Case over. Colin Whitfield's conversion made it 8-0 but after the break, Saints soon hit back with an unconverted try from Kevin Meadows for 8-3. That score held all the way until the 70th minute when Graeme West crashed over to seal the win, 13-3 after Whitfield converted. Meadows late second try of the game for Saints was just consolation.

Half Time:l Wigan 8 St Helens 0
Attendance:l 12,376
Referee:l John Holdsworth
Note:l This was the last time the sides played under Three Points per Try rules.

League Table After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR lllPlayedl 27 lllPointsl 40
2nd Place:l Hull lllPlayedl 25 lllPointsl 39
3rd Place:l Wigan lllPlayedl 26 lllPointsl 38
4th Place:l Leeds lllPlayedl 25 lllPointsl 35