11th November 1994: Sheffield 20 Wigan 36
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Friday 11th November 1994

Sheffield Eagles 20 Wigan 36
Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 12 of 30

Kick Off: 7:30pm

 

Wigan Team
1.  Paul Atcheson  T   
2. 

Jason Robinson

   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

 T   
4. 

Gary Connolly

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Henry Paul    
7.  Craig Murdock    
8.  Kelvin Skerrett  T   
9.  Martin Hall  T   
10.  Neil Cowie    
11.  Barrie McDermott    
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Andy Farrell    G3 
 
Sub.  Joe Lydon  T   
Sub.  Barrie-Jon Mather    

Sheffield 

1. David Mycoe, 2. Lynton Stott, 3. Richard Price, 4. Mark Gamson, 5. Bright Sodje, 6. Daryl Powell, 7. Ryan Sheridan, 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Lee Jackson, 10. Alex Thompson, 11. Paul Carr, 12. Ian Hughes, 13. Scott Martin. Subs: Glen Reilly, Carl Briggs.

Tries: Ryan Sheridan 2, Bright Sodje, Paul Carr
Goals: David Mycoe 1, Lynton Stott 1

Summary: 

It was a surprise to see Martin Offiah turning out for this game against Sheffield because 36 hours earlier he'd been declared unfit for the next three weeks after rupturing a tendon in the Second Test against Australia the previous Saturday. But Wigan had decided to delayed the necessary surgery. Sheffield were looking to beat Wigan at Don Valley for the second season in a row, after a 10-5 win the previous March, and got off to the perfect start with Ryan Sheridan's try getting them 6-0 up. Wigan responded though with four tries from Martin Hall, Va'aiga Tuigamala, Paul Atcheson and Kelvin Skerrett making the score 22-6. Sheridan scored a second try in stoppage time to make it 22-10 and that became 22-16 when Lee Jackson got Bright Sodje over. But on the hour Martin Offiah scored and then Joe Lydon, a blood bin replacement for Barrie McDermott, scored on 70 minutes to make it 36-20. By the time Paul Carr scored it was only ever going to be consolation for Sheffield.

Half Time: 

Sheffield 10 Wigan 22

Attendance: 

3,012

Referee: 

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 11 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 22
2nd Place:l Bradford - Played - 12 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 18
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 11 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 17
4th Place:l Leeds - Played - 11 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 17
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 10 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 16