5th February 1995: Wigan 46 Castleford 6
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Sunday 5th February 1995

Wigan 46 Castleford 6
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 21 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm    (Delayed: 10pm-12am)

Wigan Team
1.  Henry Paul    
2. 

Kris Radlinski

 T   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

   
4. 

Gary Connolly

 T2   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T3   
6.  Frano Botica    G9 
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Barrie McDermott    
9.  Martin Hall    
10.  Neil Cowie  T   
11.  Simon Haughton    
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Phil Clarke    
 
Sub.  Paul Atcheson    
Sub.  Kelvin Skerrett    

Castleford 

1. Jason Flowers, 2. Chris Smith, 3. Richie Blackmore, 4. Simon Middleton, 5. Jon Wray, 6. Tony Kemp. 7. Gareth Stephens, 8. Lee Crooks, 9. Simon Price, 10. Martin Ketteridge, 11. Tony Morrison, 12. Andy Hay, 13. Tawera Nikau. Subs: Nathan Sykes, James Coventry.

Tries: Andy Hay
Goals: Lee Crooks 1

Summary: 

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.

Half Time: 

Wigan 14 Castleford 6

Attendance: 

14,515

Referee: 

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Television: 

Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports - Eddie Hemmings & Garry Schofield

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