5th February 1995: Wigan 46 Castleford 6
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Wigan 46 Castleford 6 - Sunday 5th February 1995
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Henry Paul, 2. Kris Radlinski, 3. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 8. Barrie McDermott, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Neil Cowie, 11. Simon Haughton, 12. Mick Cassidy, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l

14. Paul Atcheson (replaced Kelvin Skerrett - 23rd Minute), 15. Kelvin Skerrett (replaced Barrie McDermott - 3rd Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Martin Offiah 3, Gary Connolly 2, Neil Cowie, Kris Radlinski

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 9

CastlefordlBacks:l

1. Jason Flowers, 2. Chris Smith, 3. Richie Blackmore, 4. Simon Middleton, 5. Jon Wray, 6. Tony Kemp. 7. Gareth Stephens

CastlefordlForwards:l 8. Lee Crooks, 9. Simon Price, 10. Martin Ketteridge, 11. Tony Morrison, 12. Andy Hay, 13. Tawera Nikau
CastlefordlSubslUsed:l 14. Nathan Sykes (replaced Martin Ketteridge - 26th Minute), 15. James Coventry (replaced Tony Morrison - 56th Minute)

CastlefordlTries:l

Andy Hay
CastlefordlGoals:l Lee Crooks 1
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Summary:l

Leeds had once again returned top of the table with a 36-4 victory over Leeds in Sky's Live Friday Match but Wigan kept up their rate of responding with a hammering over Castleford at Central Park. It was a controversial victory though because Martin Offiah had pulled out of the Great Britain squad for the Sydney World Sevens trip yet played not only played in this game but scored a hat-trick. "Irate callers to GMR's phone in clearly felt Wigan had pulled a fast one" said one newspaper but it was not down to Offiah alone that Wigan got the win. He had scored the two tries in the first half though with Castleford's Andy Hay responding for a 14-6 half time score. Wigan added 32 points in a second half romp.

HalflTime:l

Wigan 14 Castleford 6

Attendance:l

14,515

Referee:l

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Television:l

Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 36
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 20 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 35
3rd Place:l Halifax - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 27
4th Place:l Bradford - Played - 21 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 27
5th Place:l St Helens - Played - 21 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 27