1st April 1991: Oldham 4 Wigan 10
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Oldham 4 Wigan 10 - Easter Monday 1st April 1991
Venue: Watersheddings, Oldham
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Frano Botica, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Kelvin Skerrett, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Andy Platt, 13. Andy Goodway
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Ian Gildart (replaced Shaun Edwards), 15. Mike Forshaw (replaced Ian Lucas)

WiganlTries:l

Denis Betts

WiganlGoals:l

Frano Botica 3


OldhamlTries:l

Richard Irving

OldhamlGoals:l (None)
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Summary:l

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.

Attendance:l

7,399

Referee:l

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)