31st March 1986: Wigan 18 Oldham 26
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Wigan 18 Oldham 26 - Easter Monday 31st March 1986
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Phil Stott, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Richard Russell, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Ellery Hanley, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Case, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Shaun Wane, 11. Graeme West, 12. Andy Goodway, 13. Ian Potter
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Keith Holden (replaced Richard Russell), 15. Nick Du Toit (replaced Shaun Wane)

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley, Keith Holden, David Stephenson

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 3

OldhamlTries:l

Gary Warnecke 2, Martin Kirwan, Des Foy, David Hobbs

OldhamlGoals:l David Hobbs 4
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Summary:l

Wigan had been in a great position to take out the title before Easter but this second loss over the weekend would prove to be a savage blow. Wigan had led 6-2 at half time after Ellery Hanley's try but Oldham hit back to lead 8-6 after a Gary Warnecke try. A try from substitute Keith Holden saw Wigan re-take the lead but Oldham had the better legs to add four tries late in the game and Wigan's one response from David Stephenson was not enough. Widnes may have lost to St Helens but Halifax got a crucial win at home to Warrington. That left Fax seven points ahead of Wigan, although they'd played three games more.

Half Time:l

Wigan 6 Oldham 2

Attendance:l

11,932

Referee:l

Paul Houghton (Warrington)

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Halifax - Played - 27 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 39
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 25 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 34
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 24 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 32
4th Place:l Leeds - Played - 23 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 30
5th Place:l St Helens - Played - 24 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 30