5th January 1986: Wigan 42 Swinton 0
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Sunday 5th January 1986

Wigan 42 Swinton 0
Central Park, Wigan
Slalom Lager Championship - Round 16 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Ray Mordt    
3.  David Stephenson  T   G4 
4. 

Ellery Hanley

 T   
5. 

Henderson Gill

 T   G 
6.  Steve Ella    
7. 

Mike Ford

 T2   
8.  Greg Dowling    
9.  Nicky Kiss  T   
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Graeme West  T   
12.  Andy Goodway    
13.  Ian Potter    
 
Sub.  Shaun Edwards    
Sub.  Nick Du Toit  T   

Swinton 

Tries: (None)
Goals: (None)

Summary: 

After the false start the previous Saturday, Wigan's new undersoil heating made it's debut to ensure this visit of Swinton went ahead without any frost problems and was one of only two games on this day to go ahead. It was a match in which Wigan gave a debut to South African Ray Mordt on the right wing and Wigan put on a good show despite poor conditions. Swinton would have been happy only conceding one try to David Stephenson in the first half hour but tries in the 33rd and 36th minute for Graeme West and Ellery Hanley had Wigan 18-0 up at half time. Wigan never relented after the break with Nicky Kiss, Mike Ford (twice), Nick Du Toit and Henderson Gill all scoring in a 42-0 win.

Half Time: 

Wigan 18 Swinton 0

Attendance: 

12,627

Referee:  Gerry Kershaw (Easingwold)

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Halifax - Played - 16 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 23
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 22
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 21
4th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
5th Place:l Oldham - Played - 16 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20