24th March 1984: York 8 Wigan 14
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York 8 Wigan 14 - Saturday 24th March 1984
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
Competition: State Express Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 2:15pm

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 (None)


Colin Whitfield, Mick Scott

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 3

YorklBacks:l 1. Midgeley, 2. Pryce, 3. Harrison, 4. Morrell, 5. Kain, 6. Steadman, 7. Wilson
YorklForwards:l 8. Hooper, 9. Nuttall, 10. B.Hughes, 11. Price, 12. M.Hughes, 13. Smith
YorklSubs Used:l Tansley (replaced B.Hughes - 55th Minute)



YorklGoals:l Steadman 2


Wigan met Second Division York in the Challenge Cup Semi Finals, at Elland Road in the Leeds, looking to reach their first final since 1970. The game though was played in constant rain with a waterlogged pitch making it quite a battle. Only penalty goals were scored first half with two Colin Whitfield penalties being split by one for York's Graham Steadman. Whitfield then claimed the games first try three minutes after the interval when his grubber towards the try line was fumbled and he pounced. Conversion was missed but Mick Scott's close range try in the 56th Minute gave Wigan a huge step towards Wembley at 14-2. That score carried for the next twenty minutes but four minutes from time, Harrison scored for York and the conversion from Steadman left Wigan sweating to the end at 14-8. They hung on to great joy for the supporters.

Half Time:l York 2 Wigan 4
Attendance:l 17,156
Referee:l Ron Campbell
Television:l Delayed Highlights on BBC 1 during Grandstand between 3:30-3:50pm & 3:55-4:15pm - Commentator: Ray French & Allan Agar

1983-1984 State Express Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 24th March 1984
York 8 Wigan 14 (at Elland Road, Leeds - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Saturday 31st March 1984
Widnes 15 Leeds 4 (at Station Road, Swinton - Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

BBC 1 - Saturday 24th March 1984
6:20am Open University (till 8:25am)
8:35am Cartoon: Godzilla
9:00am Saturday Superstore (with Mike Read - Guests: Depeche Mode, Tim Rice, Roald Dahl)
12:12pm Weather
12:15pm Grandstand presented by David Coleman including.....
12:20 Football Focus
12:50, 4:30 World Figure Skating Championships: Men's Free Programme from Ottawa, Canada
1:25, 1:55, 2:25 Horse Racing from Newbury
1:40 Fencing: Diners Club International
2:10, 2:40 International Badminton: Yonex All England Championships from Wembley Arena
2:50 Basketball: Daihatsu Championship from Coasters Arena, Falkirk
3:30, 3:55 Rugby League: York v Wigan
3:50 Half Time Scores
4:15 Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix Preview
4:40 Final Score
5:05pm Anything Goes (introduced by Keith Chegwin from Blackpool)
5:45pm News with Jan Leeming, Weather, News North West, Sport
6:00pm Jim'll Fix It with Jimmy Savile
6:35pm Film: "The Sting" (from 1973 starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford)
8:40pm Driving Ambition
9:30pm World Figure Skating Championships: Live from Ottawa, Canada - Featuring Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
10:20pm News, Sport, Weather
10:35pm Wogan (Guests: Sheila Graham, Boy George and Culture Club)
11:25pm Match of the Day: QPR v Southampton (Alan Parry) & Wimbledon v Walsall (John Motson)
12:15am Film: "The Possessed" (from 1977 starring James Farentino, Joan Hackett)
1:30am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown