24th February 1990: Wakefield 14 Wigan 26
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Saturday 24th February 1990

Wakefield Trinity 14 Wigan 26
Belle Vue, Wakefield
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Kick Off: 2:15pm


 (Second Half)

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Ged Byrne    
3.  Joe Lydon    G5 
4.  Kevin Iro  T   
5.  Mark Preston    
6.  Shaun Edwards  T2   
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Adrian Shelford    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Andy Platt    
11.  Denis Betts    
12.  Andy Goodway    
13.  Ellery Hanley  T   
Sub.  Ian Gildart    
Sub.  Bobby Goulding    


1. J.Leuluai, 2. A.Wilson, 3. P.Eden, 4. A.Mason, 5. P.Fox, 6. T.Lazenby, 7. M.Conway, 8. K.Rayne, 9. B.Conway, 10. J.Thompson, 11. A.Kelly, 12. G.Price, 13. R.Price. Subs: C.Perry, N.Bell.

Tries: Andy Kelly, Gary Price
Goals: Mark Conway 3


In this BBC Grandstand televised cup tie, Wigan took the lead with a long break down the field by Joe Lydon being finished off by Shaun Edwards under the posts, easy conversion for Lydon making it 6-0. Two Mark Conway penalty goals brought that lead down to 6-4 before Trinity went ahead with a try from Andy Kelly. That had them 10-6 up after 22 minute with Conway converting easily. Wigan had work to do and by half time had gone back up 12-10. Failure to tackle Andy Gregory allowed him to slip Kevin Iro for a walk over try and Lydon converted.

A penalty for offside, marched ten metres forward for dissent by Thompson, allowed Lydon to make it 14-10 and soon after Ellery Hanley jinked over for 20-10 with Lydon converting. Then great work from not long on the field substitute Bobbie Goulding got Shaun Edwards over for his second and at 26-10 the game was won. Gary Price did claim a consolation for Wakefield but Wigan wouldn't be stopped. This was a record equalling thirteen successive Challenge Cup victory.

Half Time: 

Wakefield 10 Wigan 12




Dave Campbell (St Helens)


Highlights of the First Half then Live Coverage of the Second Half on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" - Commentators: Ray French & Peter Fox


1989-1990 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Saturday 24th February 1990
Wakefield Trinity 14 Wigan 26 (Live on BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 25th February 1990
Bradford Northern 10 Warrington 12
St Helens 44 Whitehaven 10
Widnes 4 Oldham 16

BBC 1 - Saturday 24th February 1990
Open University
7:30am Saturday Starts Here!: Playbus
7:55am Laurel and Hardy
8:00am Mersey Tales
8:05am Mighty Mouse
8:20am Chucklevision
8:35am Thundercats
9:00am Going Live! (Guests: Liza Minnelli, Belinda Carlisle)
12:15pm Grandstand including....
12:20 Hockey: World Cup Final - Pakistan v Netherlands from Lahore: Pakistan
1:05, 1:45, 2:15, 4:00 Bowls: World Indoor Championships from Guild Hall, Preston
1:30, 2:00, 2:30 Horse Racing from Punchestown, Ireland
1:40, 2:40 Ice Hockey: Fife Flyers v Cardiff Devils
2:45 Rugby League: Challenge Cup Quarter Final - Wakefield v Wigan Second Half LIVE from Wakefield
3:50 Half Time Scores
4:35 Cricket: West Indies v England - 1st Test, Day 1 from Kingston, Jamaica (Morning Session Highlights)
4:40 Final Score
5:05pm News, Weather, Local News, Sport
5:20pm The Flying Doctors
6:05pm Jim'll Fix It with Jimmy Savile
6:40pm Little and Large (Comedy with Syd Little & Eddie Large)
7:15pm The Paul Daniels Magic Show
8:00pm Waterfront Beat
8:50pm News, Sport, Weather
9:10pm Midnight Caller
10:00pm Rory Bremner (Comedy)
10:30pm Film: "National Lampoon's Vacation" (from 1983 starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo)
 Cricket: West Indies v England - 1st Test, Day 1 from Kingston, Jamaica (Highlights - Presented by Tony Lewis)
Film: "Count Yorga Vampire" (from 1970)
Weather, National Anthem, Closedown