5th April 1992: Featherstone 13 Wigan 34
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Sunday 5th April 1992

Featherstone Rovers 13 Wigan 34
Post Office Road, Featherstone
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 23 of 26

Kick Off: 6:15pm

 

Wigan Team
1.  Frano Botica  T   G4 
2.  David Myers  T   
3.  Dean Bell  T   
4. 

Gene Miles

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6. 

Sam Panapa

   
7. 

Shaun Edwards

 T   G 
8.  Ian Lucas    
9.  Gus O'Donnell    
10.  Andy Platt    
11.  Denis Betts    
12.  Billy McGinty    
13.  Phil Clarke    
 
Sub.  Neil Cowie    
Sub.  Kelvin Skerrett  T   

Featherstone 

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

Tries: Manning, Fisher
Goals: Fox 2
Drop Goals: Fox 1

Summary: 

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: 

Featherstone 3 Wigan 22

Attendance: 

5,096

Referee: 

Brian Galtress (Bradford)

Television: 

Live Coverage on Sky Sports - Eddie Hemmings & Mike Stephenson

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)