15th February 1987: Wigan 16 Castleford 6
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Wigan 16 Castleford 6 - Sunday 15th February 1987
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Ray Mordt, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Graeme West, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Ian Roberts, 12. Andy Goodway, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. David Stephenson (replaced Ray Mordt), 15. Ian Potter (replaced Ian Roberts)

WiganlTries:l

Henderson Gill 2, Andy Goodway, Shaun Edwards

WiganlGoals:l (None)

CastlefordlTries:l

David Plange

CastlefordlGoals:l Bob Beardmore 1
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Summary:l

Wigan's shock First Round cup exit at the hands of Oldham left them with just the league title to play for. It was a big dangling carrot though with Wigan having not won the league title since 1960. Castleford had also exited the cup in Round 1, so the clubs were able to re-arranged this match that had been postponed in October on the day Round 2 ties were being played. Castleford had led 6-4 at half time but Wigan would push on after the break to earn a hard fought victory, failure to convert any of their four tries making it tougher than it perhaps should of been.

Half Time:l

Wigan 4 Castleford 6

Attendance:l

12,977

Referee:l

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Note:l

Match had been previously postponed on Sunday 19th October 1986 (3:00pm) Due to Lancashire Cup Final

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Warrington - Played - 17 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 30 - -
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 17 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 28 - (Pts Diff: +338)
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 16 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 28 - (Pts Diff: +273)
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 27 - -
5th Place:l Castleford - Played - 19 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 24

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6th Place:l Widnes - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 22 - -