2nd April 1989: Castleford 4 Wigan 17
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Castleford 4 Wigan 17 - Sunday 2nd April 1989
Venue: Wheldon Road, Castleford
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Steve Hampson, 2. Dean Bell, 3. Ellery Hanley, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Ged Byrne, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Adrian Shelford, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Ian Potter, 13. Andy Platt
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Andy Goodway (replaced Andy Gregory)

WiganlTries:l

Ellery Hanley, Dean Bell

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 4
WiganlDrops:l Joe Lydon 1

CastlefordlTries:l

David Roockley
CastlefordlGoals:l (None)
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Summary:l

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 stretchered off 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:l

Castleford 4 Wigan 10
Attendance:l

7,534

Referee:l

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)