31st March 1993: Wigan 50 Leigh 0
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Wednesday 31st March 1993

Wigan 50 Leigh 0
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 22 of 26
(Previously Postponed on Sunday 28th March 1993)
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2. 

Jason Robinson

 T   
3.  Joe Lydon    
4. 

Andrew Farrar

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T2   
6.  Frano Botica  T   G9 
7. 

Martin Crompton

   
8.  Neil Cowie  T   
9.  Martin Hall  T   
10.  Kelvin Skerrett    
11.  Sam Panapa    
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Mike Forshaw  T   
 
Sub.  Paul Atcheson  T   
Sub.  Andy Farrell    

Leigh 

1. David Ruane, 2. Dean Hanger, 3. Scott Martin, 4. Troy Clarke, 5. Duncan Platt, 6. John Gunning, 7. Jason Donohue, 8. Lee Hansen, 9. Andy Ruane, 10. Tim Street, 11. Andy Collier, 12. Simon Baldwin, 13. John Pendlebury. Subs: Paul Rowley, Mark Dainty.

Tries: (None)
Goals: (None)

Summary: 

With Great Britain playing France on the Friday after this Wednesday game, Wigan were absent of five Great Britain internationals for this visit of Leigh. Wigan were not happy about this and complained to the RFL for those players to be released to play but Maurice Lindsay at the RFL told them to get on with it. They needn't have moaned because they still spanked Leigh and strangely Martin Offiah played despite being left out the international squad with concerns on his fitness. Wigan had kicked off the game two points behind Saints in the table after they had beaten both Halifax and Warrington since Wigan had last played a league match. It was a reasonable first half by Leigh, to only trail 14-0 at half time, but Wigan kicked on second half to go back top of the table.

Half Time: 

Wigan 14 Leigh 0

Attendance: 

12,726

Referee: 

David Atkin (Hull)

Note: 

Match previously postponed on Sunday 28th March 1993 (3:00pm) due to Wigan in Challenge Cup Semi Final

Top of the Table After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 22 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +406)
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 36 - (Diff: +232)
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 22 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +139)
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 22 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 25 - (Diff: +139)
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 22 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 24 - (Diff: +93)