26th December 1989: Wigan 38 St Helens 6
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Wigan 38 St Helens 6 - Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1989
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm (Kick Off Delayed until 3:25pm due to Crowd Congestion)

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Lydon, 2. David Marshall, 3. Ged Byrne, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Mark Preston, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Adrian Shelford, 9. Ged Stazicker, 10. Shaun Wane, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Andy Platt, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Ian Lucas (replaced Joe Lydon), 15. Bobbie Goulding (replaced Ged Stazicker)

WiganlTries:l

Mark Preston 2, Dean Bell, David Marshall, Joe Lydon, Shaun Edwards, Ian Lucas, Denis Betts

WiganlGoals:l

Bobbie Goulding 2, Joe Lydon 1


StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Gary Connolly, 2. Dave Tanner, 3. Tony Kay, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Alan Hunte, 6. Tommy Frodsham, 7. Mark Bailey

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Andy Bateman, 9. Paul Groves, 10. Ian Connor, 11. John Harrison, 12. Dave Lever, 13. Paul Forber
StlHelenslSubslUsed:l 14. Les Quirk, 15. Paul Jones

StlHelenslTries:l

Les Quirk
StlHelenslGoals:l

Dave Tanner 1

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Summary:l

This was the first derby since Wigan had humiliated Saints in the infamous 27-0 Wembley spanking, but it got no better for the Knowsley Road outfit here on Boxing Day. The match had been delayed for 25 minutes by Crowd Congestion with the 28,075 crowd being the biggest league attendance recorded since the two division league restructuring had occurred in 1973-74. Wigan took the lead with a Mark Preston try in the 10th minute and added further scores from Dean Bell, David Marshall, Joe Lydon and Shaun Edwards to be 24-0 up at the break, despite missing three of the five conversions. Edwards and his partner in the halves Andy Gregory were having a field day but the pace slowed down after the break. Wigan still found three more tries from Ian Lucas, a second for Preston and Denis Betts. That made it 38-0 with Saints' try from Les Quirk only being a late consolation to avoid being nilled for the second derby in a row.

Half Time:l

Wigan 24 St Helens 0

Attendance:l

28,075

Referee:l

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 12 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 20
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 11 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 18
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 11 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 16
4th Place:l Leeds - Played - 11 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 16
5th Place:l Warrington - Played - 13 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 15