5th January 1992: Wigan 20 Wakefield 2
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Wigan 20 Wakefield Trinity 2 - Sunday 5th January 1992
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Frano Botica, 3. Gene Miles, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Kelvin Skerrett, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlInterchanges:l

14. David Myers (replaced Martin Offiah - 31st Minute), 15. Ian Lucas (replaced Neil Cowie - 66th Minute)
15. Martin Offiah (returned to replace David Myers - 66th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Shaun Edwards, Denis Betts, David Myers, Joe Lydon

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 2

WakefieldlTries:l

(None)

WakefieldlGoals:l M.Conway 1
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Summary:l

On the Friday before this fixture, Wigan announced the signing of Martin Offiah for a fee of 440,000. He had not played all season during a contract dispute at Widnes, but it was Wigan who stumped up the most cash to sign him ahead of bids from Leeds and Hull. Despite the lack of match practise, Offiah was thrown straight into the Wigan line up for his debut but was soon spelled on the half hour for David Myers, the player who lost his place to him. Wigan had taken the lead by then though after good work from Andy Gregory and Gene Miles got Shaun Edwards over in the 20th Minute. Three minutes later, Denis Betts scored and Wakefield's only response was a penalty goal by Conway on 35 minutes. Tries from Myers and Joe Lydon saw Wigan win 20-2. It had been a poor day weather wise though, so much so that Warrington's match down the road against Leeds was postponed. Wigan took advantage of that to go top of the table.

Attendance:l

17,014

Referee:l

Colin Morris (Huddersfield)

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 15 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 22
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 14 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 21
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 16 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 21
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 15 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 17
5th Place:l Widnes - Played - 14 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 16