4th September 1988: Wakefield 25 Wigan 20
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Wakefield Trinity 25 Wigan 20 - Sunday 4th September 1988
Venue: Belle Vue, Wakefield
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:30pm

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

WiganlTries:l

Mark Preston 2, Steve Hampson, Andy Goodway

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 2

WakefieldlTries:l

Steve Ella 2, Philip Fox, Philip Eden, Julian Russell
WakefieldlGoals:l Steve Ella 2
WakefieldlDrops:l Steve Ella 1
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Summary:l

Australian Steve Ella had been a marvellous signing for Wigan in 1985-86 but now in Wakefield's colours he came back to haunt Wigan in this match at Belle Vue. Wigan had fought back well but were left to rue a poor first half show that had seen them losing 17-4. News from Australia didn't help the mood either with Ellery Hanley, having scored in Balmain's 9-2 ARL Play Off Semi Final win over Cronulla, announcing that he wanted to stay in Australia.

Half Time:l

Wakefield 17 Wigan 4

Attendance:l

8,114

Referee:l

John Holdsworth (Kippax)