27th March 1994: Sheffield 10 Wigan 5
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Sunday 27th March 1994

Sheffield Eagles 10 Wigan 5
Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 25 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm    (Highlights 10:30-11:30pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Paul Atcheson      
2. 

Jason Robinson

     
3.  Va'aiga Tuigamala      
4. 

Gary Connolly

 T     
5. 

Martin Offiah

     
6.  Frano Botica      DG 
7.  Shaun Edwards      
8.  Neil Cowie      
9.  Martin Dermott      
10.  Andy Platt      
11.  Mick Cassidy      
12.  Andy Farrell      
13.  Sam Panapa      
 
Sub.  Joe Lydon      
Sub.  Kelvin Skerrett      

Sheffield 

1. Mark Gamson, 2. Richard Picksley, 3. Richard Price, 4. David Fraisse, 5. David Plange, 6. Daryl Powell, 7. Mark Aston, 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Lee Jackson, 10. Michael Cook, 11. Paul Carr, 12. Bruce McGuire, 13. Anthony Farrell. Subs: Lynton Stott, Ian Hughes.

Tries: Mark Aston
Goals: Mark Aston 3

Summary: 

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: 

Sheffield 4 Wigan 5

Attendance: 

4,825

Referee: 

David Atkin (Hull)

Television: 

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)