2nd April 1989: Castleford 4 Wigan 17
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Sunday 2nd April 1989

Castleford 4 Wigan 17
Wheldon Road, Castleford
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 24 of 26
Kick Off: 3:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson      
2.  Dean Bell  T     
3.  Ellery Hanley  T     
4.  Joe Lydon    G4   DG 
5.  Ged Byrne      
6.  Shaun Edwards      
7.  Andy Gregory      
8.  Ian Lucas      
9.  Nicky Kiss      
10.  Adrian Shelford      
11.  Denis Betts      
12.  Ian Potter      
13.  Andy Platt      
 
Sub.  Andy Goodway      

Castleford 

Tries: David Roockley
Goals: (None)

Summary: 

Castleford had led the table for most of the season but their league title hopes were blowing up in recent weeks. Wigan continued that fall here with an excellent hard fought win but were left worried by Andy Gregory being taken off on a stretcher in the 13th Minute with a suspected broken ankle. A try from Ellery Hanley and three goals from Joe Lydon helped Wigan to lead 10-0 but a try from David Roockley brought Castleford back to 10-4 by half time. Dean Bell's try got Wigan the win in the second half. Elsewhere, Wigan got hope in the title race with Widnes slipping up at home to Bradford. They still remained three points ahead of Wigan but Wigan still had Widnes to play if they could narrow that gap further. Leeds remained top after a narrow 12-10 win at Warrington.

Half Time:  Castleford 4 Wigan 10
Attendance: 

7,534

Referee:  Frank Tickle (St Helens)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Leeds - Played - 25 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +178)
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 22 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 35 - (Diff: +369)
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 22 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +102)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 23 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 30 - (Diff: +111)
5th Place:l Hull - Played - 24 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 30 - (Diff: +59)