27th March 1994: Sheffield 10 Wigan 5
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Sheffield Eagles 10 Wigan 5 - Sunday 27th March 1994
Venue: Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Paul Atcheson, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Mick Cassidy, 12. Andy Farrell, 13. Sam Panapa
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Joe Lydon (replaced Va'aiga Tuigamala - 32nd Minute), 15. Kelvin Skerrett (replaced Neil Cowie - 59th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Gary Connolly

WiganlGoals:l (None)
WiganlDrops:l Frano Botica 1

SheffieldlBacks:l

1. Mark Gamson, 2. Richard Picksley, 3. Richard Price, 4. David Fraisse, 5. David Plange, 6. Daryl Powell, 7. Mark Aston

SheffieldlForwards:l 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Lee Jackson, 10. Michael Cook, 11. Paul Carr, 12. Bruce McGuire, 13. Anthony Farrell
SheffieldlSubslUsed:l 14. Lynton Stott (replaced David Plange - 31st Minute), 15. Ian Hughes (replaced Paul Carr - 33rd Minute)

SheffieldlTries:l

Mark Aston
SheffieldlGoals:l Mark Aston 3
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Summary:l

Wigan were hoping to take advantage of Bradford having no game on this particular Sunday but they came unstuck at mid table Sheffield. Wigan had started poorly but yet found the lead with a Gary Connolly try on 20 Minutes. Frano Botica had kicked a drop goal before half time but two penalties from Mark Aston made it 5-4 to Wigan at the break. In the second half an error from Jason Robinson allowed Mark Aston to claim a try for a 10-5 lead and Wigan struggled to come back. That proved to be that and now the title was in Bradford's hands, although Wigan still had to play them both home and away. A slender 18-14 victory over Salford saw Warrington join Bradford as joint leaders, though they had played at least two more games.

Half Time:l

Sheffield 4 Wigan 5

Attendance:l

4,825

Referee:l

David Atkin (Hull)

Television:l

Delayed Highlights shown on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Bradford - Played - 23 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 38 - (Diff: +211)
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 25 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 38 - (Diff: +165)
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 22 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +261)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 24 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 33 - (Diff: +291)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 24 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 30 - (Diff: +107)