25th March 1995: Oldham 20 Wigan 48
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Oldham 20 Wigan 48 - Saturday 25th March 1995
Venue: McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
Competition: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

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

WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Neil Cowie, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Mick Cassidy, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l

14. Barrie-Jon Mather (replaced Martin Offiah - 25th Minute), 15. Andy Farrell (replaced Kelvin Skerrett - 34th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Gary Connolly 3, Denis Betts 2, Va'aiga Tuigamala 2, Shaun Edwards, Barrie-Jon Mather

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 6

OldhamlBacks:l

1. Wally Gibson, 2. Adrian Belle, 3. Paul Topping, 4. Darren Abram, 5. Scott Ranson, 6. Wilson Marsh, 7. Martin Crompton

OldhamlForwards:l

8. Ian Sherratt, 9. David Stephenson, 10. Jason Temu, 11. Gary Lord, 12. Joe Faimalo, 13. Mike Kuiti

OldhamlSubslUsed:l 14. David Bradbury (replaced Scott Ranson - 33rd Minute), 15. Craig Richards (replaced Ian Sherratt - 34th Minute)

OldhamlTries:l

Adrian Belle 2, David Bradbury, Ian Sherratt
OldhamlGoals:l Wilson Marsh 2
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Summary:l

Wigan were aiming to reach Wembley for the eight year in a row and found no match from Oldham in this Semi Final. In fact it was such a one sided game the press were reflecting on how boring Wigan's domination of the sport was becoming and how fans were "voting with their feet" in terms of the attendance. The scoring was opened with an 8th Minute try from Denis Betts and "the score might have been stratospheric" by half time but was instead "a modest 20-4" after further Wigan tries from Gary Connolly, Shaun Edwards and a second for Betts. Wigan "let rip" second half with Connolly finishing with a hat-trick on top of further scores from Inga Tuigamala (2) and Barrie-Jon Mather. That had Wigan 48-4 up but Oldham managed to score three tries in the final quarter with Adrian Belle, getting his second of the match, Ian Sherratt and David Bradbury scoring.

HalflTime:l

Oldham 4 Wigan 20

Attendance:l

12,749

Referee:l

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Television:l

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during "Grandstand"

1994-1995 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 25th March 1995
Oldham 20 Wigan 48 (at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield - Live on BBC Grandstand)

Sunday 1st April 1995
Featherstone Rovers 22 Leeds 39 (at Elland Road, Leeds - Live on BBC Grandstand)