16th January 1990: Wigan 30 Sheffield 2
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Tuesday 16th January 1990

Wigan 30 Sheffield Eagles 2
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 16 of 26
(Previously Postponed on Sunday 14th January 1990)
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon    G5 
2.  David Marshall    
3.  Kevin Iro    
4.  Dean Bell  T   
5.  Mark Preston    
6.  Shaun Edwards  T   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Andy Goodway  T   
12.  Andy Platt    
13.  Ellery Hanley  T   
 
Sub.  Mike Forshaw    
Sub.  Ged Byrne  T   

Sheffield 

1. Willey, 2. Picksley, 3. Dickinson, 4. Gamson, 5. Nelson, 6. Aston, 7. Dobson, 8. Broadbent, 9. Cook, 10. Van Bellen, 11. Grimoldby, 12. Leola, 13. Powell. Subs: Young, Kellett.

Tries: (None)
Goals: Mark Aston 1

Summary: 

Wigan took a while to get to grips with this match but a storm coming in changed a mild, dry night at kick off into a cold night with hailstorm hitting the pitch for much of the first half. The pitch soon became heavy and it was only when Sheffield tired late that the score opened wide. A Mark Aston penalty goal put Sheffield 2-0 up but Andy Gregory's work saw Dean Bell score. The 6-2 half time lead was only extended up to the hour by a Joe Lydon penalty for 8-2 but in the final quarter Wigan found four tries to win 30-2 in the end. It was a win that took Wigan six points clear top of the table.

Half Time: 

Wigan 6 Sheffield 2

Attendance: 

10,668

Referee: 

Gerry Kershaw (Easingwold)

Note: 

Match was previously postponed on Sunday 14th January 1990 (3:00pm) due to Wigan playing in Regal Trophy Final

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 15 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 26
2nd Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
4th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 20
5th Place:l Warrington - Played - 15 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 19