26th December 1985: Wigan 38 St Helens 14
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Wigan 38 St Helens 14 - Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1985
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Colin Whitfield, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Ellery Hanley, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Steve Ella, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Greg Dowling, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Shaun Wane, 11. Nick Du Toit, 12. Graeme West, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Shaun Edwards (replaced David Stephenson), 15. Danny Campbell (replaced Shaun Wane)

WiganlTries:l

David Stephenson, Ellery Hanley, Colin Whitfield, Steve Ella, Mike Ford, Henderson Gill 2

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 5

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Phil Veivers, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Ross Conlon, 4. Shaun Allen, 5. Kevin Meadows, 6. Brett French, 7. Brian Parkes
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Gary Grienke, 9. Dave Harrison, 10. Peter Gorley, 11. Paul Round, 12. Roy Haggerty, 13. Chris Arkwright
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Mark Bailey, 15. Paul Loughlin

StlHelenslTries:l

Gary Grienke, Kevin Meadows

StlHelenslGoals:l Ross Conlon 3
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Summary:l

A crowd of 21,813 packed into Central Park for this Boxing Day clash and rewarded Wigan with record gate reciepts for a league match of 52,000. Saints took the lead with a try from Gary Grienke, and continued on to lead 8-4 at half time, but Wigan were far stronger in the second half and romped home in the end with a superb display. Elsewhere, the joint league leaders Oldham and Widnes drew 10-10 at Watersheddings.

Half Time:l

Wigan 4 St Helens 8

Attendance:l

21,813

Referee:l

Cliff Hodgson (Maryport)

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Oldham - Played - 15 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
3rd Place:l Halifax - Played - 14 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 19
4th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 12 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 18
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 17