15th February 1987: Wigan 16 Castleford 6
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Sunday 15th February 1987
Wigan 16 Castleford 6
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 21 of 30
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2. 

Ray Mordt

   
3.  Joe Lydon    
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Henderson Gill  T2   
6.  Shaun Edwards  T   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Graeme West    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Brian Case    
11.  Ian Roberts    
12.  Andy Goodway  T   
13.  Ellery Hanley    
       
Sub.  David Stephenson    
Sub.  Ian Potter    

Castleford 

Tries: David Plange
Goals: Bob Beardmore 1

Summary: 

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-arrange 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:  

Wigan 4 Castleford 6

Referee:  Robin Whitfield (Widnes)
Attendance:  

12,977

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 - -