26th December 1985: Wigan 38 St Helens 14
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Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1985

Wigan 38 St Helens 14
Central Park, Wigan
Slalom Lager Championship - Round 14 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Colin Whitfield  T   G5 
3.  David Stephenson  T   
4. 

Ellery Hanley

 T   
5. 

Henderson Gill

 T2   
6.  Steve Ella  T   
7. 

Mike Ford

 T   
8.  Greg Dowling    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Nick Du Toit    
12.  Graeme West    
13.  Ian Potter    
 
Sub.  Shaun Edwards    
Sub.  Danny Campbell    

St Helens 

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

Tries: Gary Grienke, Kevin Meadows
Goals: Ross Conlon 3

Summary: 

A crowd of 21,813 packed into Central Park for this Boxing Day clash and rewarded Wigan with record gate receipts 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: 

Wigan 4 St Helens 8

Attendance: 

21,813

Referee:  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