18th February 1990: Wigan 32 Salford 26
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Sunday 18th February 1990

Wigan 32 Salford 26
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 19 of 26
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Joe Lydon    G4 
3.  Ellery Hanley    
4.  Kevin Iro  T2   
5.  Mark Preston  T   
6.  Shaun Edwards  T2   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Adrian Shelford    
11.  Andy Platt    
12.  Ian Gildart    
13.  Andy Goodway  T   
 
Sub.  Ged Byrne    
Sub.  Denis Betts    

Salford 

Tries: Steve Gibson 2, Steve Kerry 2, Tex Evans
Goals: Steve Kerry 3

Summary: 

Leeds were fast becoming Wigan's main title rivals. Whilst most Division One sides played cup ties the previous weekend, Leeds made up a league game having been knocked out in the Preliminary Round against Bradford. That make up game saw them hammer bottom of the table Barrow 90-0. They won again on this Sunday 44-2 against Sheffield whilst Wigan had to work hard to see off Salford at Central Park. Wigan had Steve Hampson back for the first time since Christmas, following his ten match suspension, but their cause was not helped by a second red card in consecutive weeks. Not Hampson this time but Ian Lucas was marched in the 33rd Minute for a "stiff-arm tackle" on Ian Blease. Wigan had been well in control late but conceded four tries in the last twelve minutes to leave them sweating on a 32-26 win in the end.

Half Time: 

Wigan 18 Salford 2

Attendance: 

11,368

Referee: 

Colin Morris (Huddersfield)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 18 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 30 - (Diff: +359)
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 18 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +277)
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 18 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 26 - (Diff: +173)
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 24 - (Diff: +194)
5th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 22 - (Diff: +57)