18th January 1987: Workington 0 Wigan 68
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Workington Town 0 Wigan 68 - Sunday 18th January 1987
Venue: Central Park, Wigan (switched from Derwent Park, Workington)
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Joe Lydon, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Graeme West, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Brian Case, 11. Ian Gildart, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Andy Goodway
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Denis Betts (replaced David Stephenson), 15. Ellery Hanley (replaced Henderson Gill - Half Time)

WiganlTries:l

Shaun Edwards 3, Ellery Hanley 3, Graeme West 2, Martin Dermott, Dean Bell, Denis Betts, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 7, Henderson Gill 3

WorkingtonlTries:l

(None)

WorkingtonlGoals:l

(None)

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Summary:l

With the deal to sign Wally Lewis having fallen through, Wigan ended up being the choice of Andy Gregory who signing for 130,000 earlier in the week from title rivals Warrington despite a good offer also on the table from St Helens. He made his debut in this Preliminary Round Cup Tie against Workington that was switched from Workington to Central Park. Wigan won easily with youngsters Denis Betts and Ian Gildart also making their Wigan debuts here.

Half Time:l

Workington 0 Wigan 22

Attendance:l

11,970

Referee:l

Mick Stone (Australia)

Debuts:l

Andy Gregory, Ian Gildart, Denis Betts

1986-1987 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round Results

Saturday 17th January 1987
Castleford 74 Blackbrook (St Helens) 6 (at Headingley, Leeds)

Sunday 18th January 1987
Workington Town 0 Wigan 68 (at Central Park, Wigan)

Wednesday 21st January 1987
Elland (Halifax) 6 Heworth (York) 10 (at Thrum Hall, Halifax)
St Helens 18 Swinton 16

Thursday 22nd January 1987
Kells (Whitehaven) 4 Fulham 4 (at Recreation Ground, Whitehaven)

Tuesday 27th February 1987
Replay: Fulham 22 Kells (Whitehaven) 14