25th March 1989: Wigan 13 Warrington 6
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Wigan 13 Warrington 6 - Easter Saturday 25th March 1989
Venue: Maine Road, Manchester City FC
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:15pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Steve Hampson, 2. Tony Iro, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Dean Bell, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Adrian Shelford, 11. Ian Potter, 12. Andy Platt, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Denis Betts (replaced Ian Lucas - 56th Minute), 15. Andy Goodway (replaced Ian Potter - 48th Minute)
18. Ian Potter (returned to replace - 70th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Joe Lydon, Shaun Edwards

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 2
WiganlDrops:l Joe Lydon 1

WarringtonlBacks:l

1. David Lyon, 2. Des Drummond, 3. Paul Cullen, 4. Paul Darbyshire, 5. Tony Thorniley, 6. John Woods, 7. Robert Turner

WarringtonlForwards:l 8. Steve Roach, 9. Mark Roskell, 10. Les Boyd, 11. Mark Thomas, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Mike Gregory
WarringtonlSubslUsed:l 14. Basil Richards (replaced Paul Cullen - 78th Minute), 15. Ronnie Duane (replaced Mike Gregory - Half Time)

WarringtonlTries:l

(None)
WarringtonlGoals:l John Woods 3
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Summary:l

This Challenge Cup Semi Final was played at Maine Road in Manchester. Wigan's discipline was lacking early with John Woods kicking two penalty goals to put them 4-0 up inside eight minutes. That lead was be held all the way until the 38th Minute when Wigan scored. Dean Bell escaped a tackle attempt by Paul Cullen and was able to slip Joe Lydon in the corner for a try but the missed conversion left the score 4-4 at half time.

The game remained tight second half with the deadlock only being broken by Woods kicking a third penalty for Warrington in the 59th Minute. That put Warrington 6-4 up but Lydon kicked a penalty himself to level in the 68th Minute. The prospect of a replay was beginning to loom as the match ended the final ten minutes but it the 72nd Minute, Lydon hammered an amazing drop goal from inside his own half to put Wigan 7-6 ahead. Soon after he missed a penalty to put Wigan 9-6 up but the match was sealed in the last minute when Hanley made a half break down the right wing and chipped back inside to get Shaun Edwards in for a try. Lydon converted to end Warrington's hope and set up a final with St Helens.

Half Time:l

Wigan 4 Warrington 4
Attendance:l

26,529

Referee:l

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television:l

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" - Commentary: Ray French & Alex Murphy

1988-1989 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 11th March 1989
St Helens 16 Widnes 14 (at Central Park, Wigan - BBC Grandstand)

Saturday 25th March 1989
Wigan 13 Warrington 6 (at Maine Road, Manchester - BBC Grandstand)