20th December 1986: Wigan 12 Hull 11
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Wigan 12 Hull 11 - Saturday 20th December 1986
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Competition: John Player Special Trophy Semi Final
Kick Off: 2:15pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Stephenson, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Ellery Hanley, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Roberts, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Brian Case, 11. Rob Louw, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Andy Goodway
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Mike Ford (replaced Richard Russell - 69th Minute), 15. Richard Russell (replaced Martin Dermott - 16th Minute)
19. Martin Dermott (returned to replace Rob Louw - Half Time), 11. Rob Louw (returned to replace Dean Bell - 72nd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley 2

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 1. Henderson Gill 1

HulllBacks:l 1. Gary Kemble, 2. Paul Eastwood, 3. Garry Schofield, 4. Gary Pearce, 5. Dane O'Hara, 6. Fred Ah Kuoi, 7. Phil Windley
HulllForwards:l 8. Alan Tomlinson, 9. Shaun Patrick, 10. Andy Dannatt, 11. Lee Crooks, 12. Tracy Lazenby, 13. Mick Crane
HulllSubs Used:l 14. Neil Puckering (replaced Fred Ah  Kuoi - 58th Minute), 15. Steve Norton (replaced Alan Tomlinson - 58th Minute)
16. Fred Ah Kuoi (returned to replace Tracy Lazenby - 72nd Minute)

HulllTries:l

Phil Windley, Gary Pearce

HulllGoals:l

Lee Crooks 1

HulllDrops:l

Gary Pearce 1

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Summary:l

Wigan had to dig deep to win this one. Having fought back from 5-0 down to lead 6-5 after 56 Minutes, Gary Pearce scored to put Hull 11-6 up with 13 minutes to go. But four minutes later Ellery Hanley finished off one of many Shaun Edwards breaks on the day and Henderson Gill's conversion put Wigan 12-11 up. They were left sweating all the way to the end with Hull's winger Dane O'Hara being tackled inches from the line in the final minute.

Half Time:l

Wigan 0 Hull 5

Attendance:l

5,245

Referee:l

John Holdsworth (Kippax)

Television:l

Live Coverage of the Whole Match on BBC 1 during "Grandstand"


1986-1987 John Player Special Trophy Semi Final Results

Saturday 20th December 1986
Wigan 12 Hull 11 (at Headingley, Leeds - Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 27th December 1986
Warrington 35 Widnes 4 (at Central Park, Wigan - Live on BBC 1)