4th January 1987: Widnes 16 Wigan 22
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Widnes 16 Wigan 22 - Sunday 4th January 1987
Venue: Naughton Park, Widnes
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Stephenson, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Ray Mordt, 6. Ellery Hanley, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Graeme West, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Andy Goodway, 12. Rob Louw, 13. Richard Russell
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Mike Ford (replaced Steve Hampson), 15. John Mayo (replaced Rob Louw)

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley 2, Joe Lydon, Ray Mordt

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 3

WidneslBacks:l 1. Duncan Platt, 2. Stuart Wright, 3. Darren Wright, 4. Ralph Linton, 5. Darrel Schmidt, 6. Phil McKenzie, 7. Andy Sullivan
WidneslForwards:l 8. Kurt Sorensen, 9. Andy Ruane, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. Mike O'Neill, 12. Keith Newton, 13. Harry Pinner
WidneslSubs Used:l 14. David Hulme, 15. David Lamb

WidneslTries:l

Andy Sullivan, Mike O'Neill

WidneslGoals:l

Duncan Platt 3, Andy Ruane 1

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Summary:l

It looked like the sides would draw 16-16 until Ellery Hanley intercepted a Harry Pinner pass in the final minute to win the match for Wigan. Long time leaders St Helens lost for the third game in a row by 20-19 at Halifax which meant four teams were now "joint top" of the table with Halifax just a point behind in 5th.

Half Time:l

Widnes 10 Wigan 16

Attendance:l

7,628

Referee:l

Paul Houghton (Warrington)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 15 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 24 - (Pts Diff: +305)
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 14 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 24 - (Pts Diff: +246)
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 14 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 24 - (Pts Diff: +161)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 24 - (Pts Diff: +125)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 23

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6th Place:l Widnes - Played - 15 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 18 - -