28th April 1990: Wigan 36 Warrington 14 (Challenge Cup Final)
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Saturday 28th April 1990

Wigan 36 Warrington 14
Wembley Stadium, London
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final

Kick Off: 3:00pm


Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Joe Lydon    G6 

Kevin Iro

4.  Dean Bell    
5.  Mark Preston  T2   
6.  Shaun Edwards    
7.  Andy Gregory    
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Andy Platt    
11.  Denis Betts  T   
12.  Andy Goodway    
13.  Ellery Hanley  T   
Sub.  Bobby Goulding    
Sub.  Ian Gildart    


1. David Lyon, 2. Des Drummond, 3. Gary Mercer, 4. Paul Derbyshire, 5. Mark Forster, 6. Martin Crompton, 7. Paul Bishop, 8. Tony Burke, 9. Duane Mann, 10. Neil Harmon, 11. Bob Jackson, 12. Gary Sanderson, 13. Mike Gregory. Subs: Billy McGinty, Mark Thomas.

Tries: Mike Gregory, David Lyon
Goals: Paul Bishop 2, Paul Derbyshire 1


It had been a tough first quarter, with only Joe Lydon kicking a penalty goal for Wigan, but a miraculous charge down of an attempted David Lyon clearance kick by Shaun Edwards allowed Denis Betts to pounce and claim the opening score. Lydon converted for 8-0 and after Paul Bishop kicked a penalty for 8-2, Mark Preston scored the games second try with a seventy metre interception return down the left wing. A conversion to that and a penalty goal had Wigan in full control at 16-2 heading into half time but Mike Gregory's try under the sticks right on the hooter gave Warrington great hope at 16-8.

They couldn't build on it and three tries on 48, 54 and 63 minutes from Kevin Iro, Preston again and Ellery Hanley took the game way beyond Warrington's reach at 32-8. That meant when David Lyon scored on 75 minutes it was only a consolation and Iro's second try in the 79th Minute put the gloss on Wigan's third Wembley success in a row.

Half Time: 

Wigan 16 Warrington 8


77,729 (Gate Reciepts: 1,360,000)


John Holdsworth (Kippax)

Lance Todd: 

Andy Gregory (Wigan)


Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Commentary: Ray French & Alex Murphy

Scoring Pattern

12th Minute Wigan 02 Warrington 00 Penalty Goal: Joe Lydon
21st Minute Wigan 06 Warrington 00 Try: Denis Betts
21st Minute Wigan 08 Warrington 00 Conversion: Joe Lydon
25th Minute Wigan 08 Warrington 02 Penalty Goal: Paul Bishop
32nd Minute Wigan 12 Warrington 02 Try: Mark Preston
32nd Minute Wigan 14 Warrington 02 Conversion: Joe Lydon
37th Minute Wigan 16 Warrington 02 Penalty Goal: Joe Lydon
40th Minute Wigan 16 Warrington 06 Try: Mike Gregory
40th Minute Wigan 16 Warrington 08 Conversion: Paul Bishop
Half Time Wigan 16 Warrington 08
48th Minute Wigan 20 Warrington 08 Try: Kevin Iro
48th Minute Wigan 22 Warrington 08 Conversion: Joe Lydon
54th Minute Wigan 26 Warrington 08 Try: Mark Preston
63rd Minute Wigan 30 Warrington 08 Try: Ellery Hanley
63rd Minute Wigan 32 Warrington 08 Conversion: Joe Lydon
75th Minute Wigan 32 Warrington 12 Try: David Lyon
75th Minute Wigan 32 Warrington 14 Conversion: Paul Darbyshire
79th Minute Wigan 36 Warrington 14 Try: Kevin Iro
Full Time Wigan 36 Warrington 14

BBC 1 - Saturday 28th April 1990
Open University
7:30am Saturday Starts Here!: Playbus
7:50am Muppet Babies
8:15am The 8:15 from Manchester (Guests: New Kids on the Block, Sam Brown)
10:55am Film: "The Flight of Dragons" (from 1982 - Animated Adventure)
12:30pm Grandstand presented by Desmond Lynam from Wembley Stadium including....
12:35 Football Preview
1:05 Snooker: World Championships Final - Jimmy White v Stephen Hendy (Opening Frames) LIVE from Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2:00 Squash: Hi-Tec British Open Women's Championships from Wembley Conference Centre
2:25 Boxing: Gary Jacobs v Pascal Lorcy from Latchmere Leisure Centre, London
2:40 Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final - Warrington v Wigan LIVE from Wembley Stadium
4:40 Final Score
5:05pm News, Weather, Local News, Sport
5:20pm Stay Tooned!
5:45pm The Flying Doctors
6:35pm Opportunity Knocks! (presented by Les Dawson)
7:25pm Three Up, Two Down
7:50pm Film: "Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star" (from 1986 starring Raymond Burr)
9:30pm News, Sport, Weather
9:50pm Casualty
10:40pm Paramount City (Comedy)
11:20pm Film: "The Man with the Deadly Lens" (from 1982 starring Sean Connery)
Weather, National Anthem, Closedown