5th April 1992: Featherstone 13 Wigan 34
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Featherstone Rovers 13 Wigan 34 - Sunday 5th April 1992
Venue: Post Office Road, Featherstone
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 6:15pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Frano Botica, 2. David Myers, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Gene Miles, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Sam Panapa, 7. Shaun Edwards
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Gus O'Donnell, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlInterchanges:l

14. Neil Cowie (replaced Ian Lucas - 34th Minute), 15. Kelvin Skerrett (replaced Billy McGinty - 26th Minute)
12. Billy McGinty (returned to replace Frano Botica - 59th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Frano Botica, Martin Offiah, David Myers, Kelvin Skerrett, Dean Bell, Shaun Edwards

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 4, Shaun Edwards 1

FeatherstonelBacks:l 1. Bibb, 2. Butt, 3. Manning, 4. Newlove, 5. Simpson, 6. Smales, 7. Fox
FeatherstonelForwards:l 8. Casey, 9. Whiteley, 10. Burton, 11. Fisher, 12. Rose, 13. Tuuta
FeatherstonelInterchanges:l

Sharp, Pearson


FeatherstonelTries:l

Frano Botica, Shaun Edwards, Martin Offiah, David Myers, Kelvin Skerrett, Dean Bell

FeatherstonelGoals:l Frano Botica 4, Shaun Edwards 1
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Summary:l

This game at relegation threatened Featherstone kicked off at 6:15pm, due to Live Sky Coverage, so Wigan could start knowing the afternoon's other results. The news was good. Second Placed St Helens had lost 30-18 away at Warrington meaning Wigan were two points clear top with two games in hand even before this game at Post Office Road started. Wigan produced a thoroughly professional job with tries from Frano Botica, Martin Offiah, David Myers and Kelvin Skerrett helped Wigan to a 22-3 half time lead and Dean Bell's try after half time took Wigan out to 26-3. Featherstone did score 10 points themselves at the back end of the game but Shaun Edward's try wrapped up a good effort. Wigan now only needed one league point from three league matches to clinch the title.

Half Time:l

Featherstone 3 Wigan 22

Attendance:l

5,096

Referee:l

Brian Galtress (Bradford)

Television:l

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 38 - (Diff: +280)
2nd Place:l St Helens - Played - 24 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 34 - (Diff: +167)
3rd Place:l Castleford - Played - 23 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +169)
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 24 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 10 - Points: - 28 - (Diff: +71)
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 23 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 27 - (Diff: +106)