10th October 1991: St Helens 28 Wigan 16
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St Helens 28 Wigan 16 - Thursday 10th October 1991
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Greenalls Lancashire Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Sam Panapa, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Frano Botica, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Billy McGinty, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Ian Gildart, 13. Gene Miles

14. Gus O'Donnell (replaced Frano Botica), 15. Mike Forshaw (replaced Billy McGinty)


Sam Panapa, Gus O'Donnell, Billy McGinty

WiganlGoals:l Joe Lydon 2

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Dave Tanner, 2. Mike Riley, 3. Gary Connolly, 4. Tea Ropati, 5. Anthony Sullivan, 6. Phil Veivers, 7. Paul Bishop
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Jonathan Neill, 9. Paul Groves, 10. Kevin Ward, 11. Paul Forber, 12. George Mann, 13. Bernard Dwyer

14. Mark Bailey, 15. Dave Lever


Gary Connolly, Mike Riley, Bernard Dwyer, Paul Forber, Anthony Sullivan

StlHelenslGoals:l Dave Tanner 3
StlHelenslDrops:l Paul Bishop 1, Paul Forber 1


Saints had some horrible memories from recent derbies but headlines like "nightmare exorcised" highlighted their relief and joy in winning this Lancashire Cup Tie. The first half performance laid the platform but although it was 14-0 to Saints at the break, it was more their defence that created that. After Paul Forber had scored a try to give Saints an early lead, Wigan had piled pressure on them most of the first half until Saints counter attacked for two tries from first Gary Connolly and then Mike Riley in the six minutes before half time. 14-0 down, Wigan had been reeling from that burst but found a way back into the game with Sam Panapa scoring a solo try on 48 minutes. A quick response try from Bernard Dwyer settled Saints back down and left Wigan with too much to do. Saints added four further points to their lead with two drop goals and although Wigan found tries from Gus O'Donnell and Billy McGinty, Anthony Sullivan wrapped up the Saints win.

Half Time:l

St Helens 14 Wigan 0




Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

1991-1992 Greenalls Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results

Thursday 10th October 1991
Rochdale Hornets 19 Carlisle 6
St Helens 28 Wigan 16

1991-1992 Greenalls Lancashire Cup Final Result

Sunday 20th October 1991
St Helens 24 Rochdale Hornets 14 (at Wilderspool, Warrington)