22nd December 1991: Wigan 10 Castleford 6
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Wigan 10 Castleford 6 - Sunday 22nd December 1991
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Gene Miles, 5. Frano Botica, 6. Sam Panapa, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Kelvin Skerrett, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlInterchanges:l

14. Joe Lydon (replaced Steve Hampson - 29th Minute), 15. Ian Lucas (replaced Neil Cowie - 25th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 3

CastlefordlBacks:l 1. Steadman, 2. Middleton, 3. Ellis, 4. Anderson, 5. Nelson, 6. Smith, 7. Ford
CastlefordlForwards:l 8. Clarke, 9. Southernwood, 10. Crooks, 11. England, 12. Nikau, 13. Roebuck
CastlefordlInterchanges:l

Bradley


CastlefordlTries:l

Anderson

CastlefordlGoals:l Crooks 1
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Summary:l

Wigan chose to re-arranged this match against Castleford for this pre Christmas Sunday having been postponed at the beginning of the month due to Regal Trophy involvement. Wigan struggled first half and Castleford found the lead after just 10 minutes when Nikau's great work saw Anderson score and Crooks convert for a 6-0 lead. A late challenge on Shaun Edwards saw Anderson sent to the sin bin but Wigan still laboured. Another late challenge on Edwards, this time by Crooks, allowed Botica to reduce the lead to 6-2 before the break. A second penalty goal, this time Ellis penalised for holding down, saw Botica make it 6-4 and really it was a bit of individual brilliance that got Wigan ahead. Substitute Joe Lydon scored a blinder from 40 metres out and Botica's conversion made it 10-6. 29 minutes still remained but it proved enough for the two points.

Half Time:l

Wigan 2 Castleford 6

Attendance:l

10,933

Referee:l

Alan Burke (Oldham)

Note:l

Match was previously postponed on Sunday 1st December 1991 (3:00pm) due to Regal Trophy Quarter Final

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Leeds - Played - 12 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 17
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 13 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 17
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 12 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 16
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 12 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 16
5th Place:l Widnes - Played - 11 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 14