1st April 1987: Wigan 42 Halifax 2
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Wednesday 1st April 1987
Wigan 42 Halifax 2
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 17 of 30
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Joe Lydon    
3.  David Stephenson  T   G5 
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Henderson Gill  T   
6.  Shaun Edwards  T2   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Brian Case    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Ian Potter    
12.  Andy Goodway  T   
13.  Ellery Hanley  T3   

Halifax 

Tries: (None)
Goals: Colin Whitfield 1

Summary: 

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:  

Wigan 12 Halifax 2

Referee:  Ken Spencer (Warrington)
Attendance:  

13,154

Note:  

Match Previously Postponed on Sunday 11th January (3:00pm) due to Wigan playing in John Player Special Trophy Final.

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)