29th November 1987: Salford 12 Wigan 16
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Salford 12 Wigan 16 - Sunday 29th November 1987
Venue: The Willows, Salford
Competition: John Player Special Trophy Quarter Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Henderson Gill, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Kevin Iro, 5. Joe Lydon, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Brian Case, 11. Andy Goodway, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Richard Russell (replaced Henderson Gill - 58th Minute), 15. Ian Gildart (replaced David Stephenson - 65th Minute)


Shaun Edwards 2, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 1, Joe Lydon 1

SalfordlBacks:l 1. Jack, 2. Jones, 3. Austin, 4. O'Loughlin, 5. Gibson, 6. Cairns, 7. Bloor
SalfordlForwards:l 8. Herbert, 9. Moran, 10. Major, 11. Worrall, 12. Blease, 13. McTigue
SalfordlSubslUsed:l Shaw


Greg Austin, David Cairns

SalfordlGoals:l Mick Worrall 2

Salford had two tries disallowed for forward passes in the first half before Wigan managed to claim two tries to take a 12-0 break lead. Shaun Edwards touched down a delicate kick from Andy Gregory before Joe Lydon beat Gary Jack for pace in the 35th Minute. All looked good but Salford fought back second half. They hit back first with a Greg Austin winning a desperate race to the ball. Conversion missed but when David Cairns scored in the 55th Minute, the score was back down to 12-10. Then on 70 minutes Mick Worrall kicked a penalty goal that had The Willows home faithful in raptures with a 12-12 score. After Austin missed a drop goal attempt, it looked like the sides were settling for a replay back at Central Park but in the last minute, Edwards scored a winning try, after good work from Martin Dermott and Ellery Hanley, to get Wigan into the Semi Finals.

Half Time:l

Salford 0 Wigan 12




Stephen Haigh (Ossett)

1987-1988 John Player Special Trophy Quarter Final Results

Saturday 28th November 1987
Warrington 10 Oldham 14 (BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 29th November 1987
St Helens 20 Hull 16
Springfield Borough 12 Leeds 22
Warrington 10 Oldham 14