11th March 1984: St Helens 7 Wigan 16
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St Helens 7 Wigan 16 - Sunday 11th March 1984
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Shaun Edwards, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Mark Cannon, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. Graeme West, 9. Howie Tamati, 10. Brian Case, 11. Brian Juliff, 12. Mick Scott, 13. Wayne Elvin
WiganlSubs Used:l 15. John Pendlebury (replaced Mick Scott - 3rd Minute)


John Pendlebury, Mark Cannon

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 4

StlHelenslBacks:l 1, Steve Rule, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Steve Peters, 4. Roy Haggerty, 5. Clive Griffiths, 6. Chris Arkwright, 7. Neil Holding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Tony Burke, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Peter Gorley, 11. Andy Platt, 12. Paul Round, 13. Harry Pinner
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 15. Shaun Allen (replaced Paul Round - 71st Minute)


Barrie Ledger

StlHelenslGoals:l Clive Griffiths 1
StlHelenslDrops:l Neil Holding


This looks like a comfortable Wigan win in the end but it was far from it. On a heavy pitch and in pouring rain Wigan, having led 4-1 at half time, were now losing 7-4 and looking resigned to defeat before up stepped substitute John Pendlebury to score. The irony was the bench were just about to substitute him off the field but David Stephenson had sent Shaun Edwards (playing on the wing) on the break away from deep in in his own half. Support play came from Henderson Gill, Mark Cannon, Brian Case and Wayne Elvin before Pendlebury finished off in the right corner. The try had come from nothing, Wigan had looked a beaten side and bogged down on a heavy muddy pitch miles from the try line, but Whitfield's conversion had now put them 10-7 ahead and in these conditions that was a big lead! Mark Cannon added another try late to send Wigan into the Challenge Cup Semi Finals for the first time since they last reached Wembley in 1970!

Half Time:l St Helens 1 Wigan 4
Attendance:l 20,007
Referee:l Derek Fox

1983-1984 State Express Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 10th March 1984
Widnes 21 Hull Kingston Rovers 10 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 11th March 1984
Leeds 13 Bradford Northern 13
St Helens 7 Wigan 16
York 14 Castleford 12

Thursday 15th March 1984
Replay: Bradford Northern 10 Leeds 12