29th November 1986: Wigan 32 Leeds 10
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Saturday 29th November 1986
Wigan 32 Leeds 10
Central Park, Wigan
John Player Special Trophy - Round 1
Kick Off 2:15pm    (Highlights: 3:55-4:35pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Ray Mordt    
3.  Joe Lydon    
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Henderson Gill    G4 
6.  Ellery Hanley  T2   
7.  Shaun Edwards  T   
8.  Graeme West    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Brian Case  T   
11.  Ian Roberts    
12.  Ian Potter    
13.  Andy Goodway  T2   
Sub.  Mike Ford    
Sub.  Rob Louw    


1. Ian Wilkinson, 2. Andy Mason, 3. Andrew Ettingshausen, 4. Mark McGaw, 5. Phil Fox, 6. David Creasser, 7. Mark Conway, 8. Phil Owen, 9. Bob Morris, 10. Trevor Skerrett, 11. Gary Price, 12. Paul Medley, 13. David Heron

Tries: Ian Wilkinson, Mark Magaw
Goals: Mark Conway 1


This was a tough draw for Wigan to start their defence of the John Player Special Trophy they had won against Hull KR the previous season. It couldn't have started any better with Andy Goodway scoring one of the trophies fastest ever tries when crossed the line after just 20 seconds but the try was unconverted and Leeds would take the lead when Ian Wilkinson scored in the corner and Mark Conway converted off the touchline. Wigan re-took the lead before half time though with Ellery Hanley's 20th try of the season so far but again the conversion was missed so the lead was only 8-6. Wigan kicked on to win easily after the break with four more tries scored and Leeds only try coming in the final ten minutes when the tie was beyond them.

Half Time:  

Wigan 8 Leeds 6



Referee:  Derek Fox (Wakefield)
Television:  Delayed Highlights on BBC 1 between 3:55 and 4:35pm during "Grandstand" - Commentators: Ray French & Alex Murphy

1986-1987 John Player Special Trophy Preliminary Round Results

Wednesday 12th November 1986
Halifax 38 York 23

Saturday 15th November 1986
Millom (Cumbria) 4 Wakefield Trinity 18

Sunday 16th November 1986
Batley 2 Mysons (Hull) 8
Workington Town 16 Huddersfield 6

1986-1987 John Player Special Trophy First Round Results

Saturday 29th November 1986
Wigan 32 Leeds 10 (Delayed Highlights on BBC 1)

Sunday 30th November 1986
Barrow 3 Runcorn Highfield 10
Blackpool Borough 42 Mansfield Marksmen 12
Doncaster 18 Hull Kingston Rovers 14
Featherstone Rovers 22 Workington Town 18
Fulham 24 Castleford 34
Halifax 36 Wakefield Trinity 22
Leigh 32 Rochdale Hornets 10
Mysons (Hull) 11 Swinton 18 (at Craven Park, Hull KR)
Oldham 12 Bradford Northern 22
Salford 12 Hull 22
Sheffield Eagles 14 Bramley 6
Warrington 11 Hunslet 10
Widnes 82 Dewsbury 0
Whitehaven 8 St Helens 10

Sunday 30th November 1986
Barrow 3 Runcorn Highfield 10

Thursday 4th December 1986
Carlisle 8 Keighley 2 (at Penrith FC)

BBC 1 - Saturday 29th November 1986
8:30am Cartoon: The Family-Ness
8:35am Cartoon: The Muppet Babies
9:00am Saturday Superstore
12:15pm Grandstand including.....
12:20 Football Focus
12:40 Cricket - Second Test Day 2: Australia v England from Perth, Australia
12:55, 2:00 Horse Racing from Chepstow
1:40 Snooker - Tennents UK Championships Final: Steve Davis v Neal Foulds (First Session) from Guildhall, Preston
2:15 Netball: England v Australia from Wembley Arena
3:50 Half Times
3:55 Rugby League - John Player Trophy: Wigan v Leeds
4:35 Final Score
5:05pm News, North West News, Sport, Weather
5:20pm Doctor Who
5:45pm All Creatures Great and Small
7:15pm 1986 Royal Variety Performance from Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
8:40pm News, Sport
8:55pm 1986 Royal Variety Performance Continues
10:20pm Snooker - Tennents UK Championships Final: Steve Davis v Neal Foulds (Second Session) from Guildhall, Preston
1:05am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown