21st August 1988: Widnes 20 Wigan 14
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Widnes 20 Wigan 14 - Sunday 21st August 1988
Venue: Douglas Bowl, Douglas, Isle of Man
Competition: Okells Charity Shield
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Henderson Gill, 3. Joe Lydon, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Mark Preston, 6. Ged Byrne, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Adrian Shelford, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Tony Iro, 12. Shaun Wane, 13. Andy Goodway
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Ian Lucas (replaced Mark Preston), 15. Denis Betts (replaced Adrian Shelford)

WiganlTries:l

Tony Iro 2, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 1

WidneslBacks:l 1. Alan Tait, 2. Rick Thackray, 3. Andy Currier, 4. Darren Wright, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Barry Dowd, 7. David Hulme
WidneslForwards:l 8. Kurt Sorensen, 9. Phil McKenzie, 10. Joe Grima, 11. Mike O'Neill, 12. Paul Hulme, 13. Richie Eyres
WidneslSubslUsed:l 15. Derek Pyke

WidneslTries:l

Phil McKenzie, Darren Wright, Martin Offiah
WidneslGoals:l

Andy Currier 4

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Summary:l

Widnes may have won the championship the previous season but they did so despite failing to beat Wigan in all four meetings across three competitions. So to win this Charity Shield encounter on the Isle of Man was a welcome one for Dougie Laughton's team. Wigan scored the first try in the 15th Minute through Joe Lydon but soon after half time it was Widnes who led 20-4. However, two tries from Tony Iro on 58 and 74 minutes set up a tight finish but Widnes hung on to win.

Attendance:l

5,044

Referee:l

Ray Tennant (Castleford)