1st April 1987: Wigan 42 Halifax 2
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Wigan 42 Halifax 2 - Wednesday 1st April 1987
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 7:30pm

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. Brian Case, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Shaun Wane, 11. Andy Goodway, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley 3, Shaun Edwards 2, David Stephenson, Andy Goodway, Henderson Gill

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 5

HalifaxlTries:l

(None)

HalifaxlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 1
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Summary:l

Ellery Hanley's hat-trick saw him reach 50 tries for the season as Wigan took another giant stride towards the title. It was a hard fought first half but Wigan added 30 points to nil after the interval. News of Saints losing 10-8 at Castleford made it more of a happy night with Wigan now knowing they'd have to lose all five of their remaining league games to avoid winning the title.

Half Time:l

Wigan 12 Halifax 2

Attendance:l

13,154

Referee:l

Ken Spencer (Warrington)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 25 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 46 - (Diff: +587)
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 25 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 37 - (Diff: +396)
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 25 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 37 - (Diff: +231)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 25 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 34

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(Diff: +206)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 25 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 31 - (Diff: +58)
6th Place:l Leeds - Played - 26 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 13 - Points: - 26 - (Diff: +29)