29th September 1985: Hull KR 19 Wigan 18
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Hull Kingston Rovers 19 Wigan 18 - Sunday 29th September 1985
Venue: Craven Park, Hull
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Geere (Trialist), 3. Colin Whitfield, 4. Ellery Hanley, 5. Jimmy Fairhurst, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Greg Dowling, 9. Paul O'Neill, 10. Brian Case, 11. Nick Du Toit, 12. Andy Goodway, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 15. Shaun Wane (replaced Brian Case)

WiganlTries:l

Jimmy Fairhurst, Mike Ford, Brian Case

WiganlGoals:l Geere 3

Hull KRlTries:l

Des Harrison, Andy Kelly, Gary Prohm

Hull KRlGoals:l John Dorahy 3
Hull KRlDrops:l Andy Kelly 1
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Summary:l

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:l

Hull KR 12 Wigan 4

Attendance:l

9,456

Referee:l

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