8th April 1922: Hull 18 Wigan 5
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 15 2013 - 10:03

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Hull 18 Wigan 5 - Saturday 8th April 1922
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Tom Coles, 3. Tommy Howley, 4. Jerry Shea, 5. Frank Walford, 6. George Owens, 7. George Hesketh
WiganlForwards:l 8. Percy Coldrick, 9. Tom Woods, 10. Wilf Hodder, 11. Ernie Shaw, 12. Harry Banks, 13. Fred Roffey

WiganlTries:l Tommy Howley
WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 1


Just 10 days before this semi final, Wigan were on a 8 match winning streak and looking hot towards achieving a league and cup double. But a third defeat in eight days now left them wilting. Newspaper reports point to the absence of Syd Jerram and Danny Hurcombe, injured in the previous week's defeat at Broughton, "severly hampering them", whilst also noting that the weather was poor. Wigan had led 5-0 after 20 minutes following Tommy Howley's try. But by half time tries from Stone and Taylor, plus a goal from Kennedy, had put Hull into a 8-3 lead. "Snow fell heavily" during half time but despite Hull having the snow in their faces, their forwards "rose to the occassion". Kennedy's interception of a George Owens pass put them further ahead before Beasty converted another Wigan error to seal the win.

1921-1922 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 8th April 1922
Rochdale Hornets 23 Widnes 3 (at The Willows, Salford)
Hull 18 Wigan 5 (at Headingley, Leeds)

1921-1922 Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 6th May 1922
Rochdale Hornets 10 Hull 9 (at Headingley, Leeds)