29th September 1985: Hull KR 19 Wigan 18
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Sunday 29th September 1985

Hull Kingston Rovers 19 Wigan 18
Craven Park, Hull
Slalom Lager Championship - Round 5 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Geere (Trialist)    G3 
3.  Colin Whitfield    
4. 

Ellery Hanley

   
5. 

Jimmy Fairhurst

 T   
6.  Shaun Edwards    
7. 

Mike Ford

 T   
8.  Greg Dowling    
9.  Paul O'Neill    
10.  Brian Case  T   
11.  Nick Du Toit    
12.  Andy Goodway    
13.  Ian Potter    
 
Sub.  Shaun Wane    

Hull KR 

Tries: Des Harrison, Andy Kelly, Gary Prohm
Goals: John Dorahy 3
Drop Goals: Andy Kelly 1

Summary: 

Wigan were looking to continue their recovery from a bad start to the season but faced a tough task away at league leaders and champions Hull KR. They had Australian prop Greg Dowling making his debut but things had looked bleak for Wigan when they trailed 12-4 at half time but Chris Burton was sent off for Rovers (fighting) and that helped Wigan fight back to lead 16-14. But the score ended up at 18-18 in the final minute when second rower Andy Kelly nailed a drop goal from 40 metres to win the match. The loss saw Wigan fall back to third bottom of the table.

Half Time: 

Hull KR 12 Wigan 4

Attendance: 

9,456

Referee:  Cliff Hodgson (Maryport)

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 5 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 10
2nd Place:l Hull - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 8
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 4 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 8
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 8
5th Place:l Widnes - Played - 5 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 8

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14th Place:l Wigan - Played - 5 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 2