2nd December 1987: Castleford 12 Wigan 10
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Castleford 12 Wigan 10 - Wednesday 2nd December 1987
Venue: Wheldon Road, Castleford
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Joe Lydon, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Ellery Hanley, 5. Richard Russell, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Graeme West, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Ian Gildart, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Andy Goodway
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14, Ged Byrne (replaced Graeme West), 15. Ian Lucas (replaced Ian Potter)

WiganlTries:l

Andy Goodway, Graeme West

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 1

CastlefordlBacks:l 1. Roockley, 2. Plange, 3. Marchant, 4. Boothroyd, 5. Hyde, 6. Southernwood, 7. B.Beardmore
CastlefordlForwards:l 8. Shillito, 9. K.Beardmore, 10. England, 11. Ward, 12. Jones, 13. Joyner
CastlefordlSubslUsed:l (Unknown)

CastlefordlTries:l

Kevin Beardmore

CastlefordlGoals:l Bob Beardmore 4
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Summary:l

Wigan were playing their first league match since 1st November and started slowly on this visit to Castleford. They had a lot of defending in the first quarter and by the 21st Minute, Cas had built an 8-0 lead with a penalty and conversion from Bob Beardmore either side of a try from his twin brother Kevin. Wigan would get back to 8-6 before half time with first a penalty from Joe Lydon and then an unconverted try by Andy Goodway. The second half remained tight with Bob Beardmore hitting a penalty for 10-6 but a try from Graeme West, again unconverted, got Wigan back to 10-10. It looked like they had taken the lead with a Joe Lydon try after that but it was brought back for a foot in touch. Instead Bob Beardmore kicked a third penalty goal and that proved enough for a slender 12-10 Castleford victory.

Half Time:l

Castleford 8 Wigan 6

Attendance:l

6,094

Referee:l

Jim Smith (Halifax)