1st April 1991: Oldham 4 Wigan 10
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Easter Monday 1st April 1991

Oldham 4 Wigan 10
Watersheddings, Oldham
Stones Bitter Championship -  Round 24 of 26
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

Steve Hampson

   
2. 

David Myers

   
3.  Kevin Iro    
4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Frano Botica    G3 
6.  Shaun Edwards    
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Kelvin Skerrett    
11.  Denis Betts  T   
12.  Andy Platt    
13.  Andy Goodway    
 
Sub.  Ian Gildart    
Sub.  Mike Forshaw    

Oldham 

Tries: Richard Irving
Goals: (None)

Summary: 

The signs of tiredness were now becoming obvious for Wigan but they somehow ground out another victory in this Easter Monday clash at Oldham, on a poor Watersheddings pitch. A penalty from Frano Botica put Wigan ahead but Richard Irving's try put Oldham 4-2 up at half time. They held that until the 53rd Minute when Denis Betts scored a converted try for an 8-4 Wigan lead. Their task was made all the harder with a red card for Kelvin Skerrett who had already spent ten minutes in the sin bin earlier in the game for elbowing Richard Russell. Botica eased the nerves with a second penalty goal but although he was wide of the mark with a drop goal attempt, it proved enough for the win. Elsewhere, Castleford and Hull were playing each other and Hull's slender 14-12 victory completed a miserable and costly easter for Cas. Widnes' 20-12 win over Saints made up for their cup semi loss to them on Easter Saturday.

Half Time: 

(Unknown)

Attendance: 

7,399

Referee: 

Ray Tennant (Castleford)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Widnes - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +286)
2nd Place:l Hull - Played - 24 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +163)
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 21 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 33 - (Diff: +273)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 24 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 32 - (Diff: +138)
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 24 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +134)