15th March 1987: Halifax 8 Wigan 12
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Halifax 8 Wigan 12 - Sunday 15th March 1987
Venue: Thrum Hall, Halifax
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

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

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley, Andy Gregory

WiganlGoals:l Shaun Edwards 2

HalifaxlTries:l

Grant Rix
HalifaxlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 2
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Summary:l

A run of eight consecutive league victories had put Wigan into pole position in the title race but a visit to fourth placed Halifax was one of the bigger tests of the run in. It had been a big weekend for the town with Wigan Athletic hosting Leeds United in an FA Cup Quarter Final at Springfield Park on the Saturday but the rugby had their own job to do. They were looking to take further advantage of Saints being involved in the cup still, in fact Saints were playing Leigh at Central Park in their semi final at the same time the football was playing. At Halifax, Wigan found themselves 6-2 down at half time but tries from Ellery Hanley and Andy Gregory got them a narrow 12-8 win. Warrington losing 14-10 away at Hull KR meant Wigan had gone four points clear at the top.

Half Time:l

Halifax 6 Wigan 2

Attendance:l

10,000

Referee:l

Kevin Allatt (Southport)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 21 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 38 - (Diff: +419)
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 23 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +197)
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 20 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +382)
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 23 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 31 - (Diff: +106)
5th Place:l Castleford - Played - 22 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 28

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(Diff: +87)
6th Place:l Leeds - Played - 24 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 24 - (Diff: +34)