24th March 1923: Wigan 9 Swinton 13
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Wigan 9 Swinton 13 - Saturday 24th March 1923
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Danny Hurcombe, 3. Jerry Shea, 4. Tommy Howley, 5. Johnny Ring, 6. George Owens, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Percy Coldrick, 9. Wilf Hodder, 10. Tom Woods, 11. Fred Roffey, 12. Bert Webster, 13. Harry Banks

WiganlTries:l Percy Coldrick
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 3


Summary:l

Although Wigan were still in the cup and leading the league heading into this 1st v 5th clash at Station Road, their form had been patchy since the turn of the year. A win here would have pretty much secured a top four play off place but defeat leaves them needing results in games to come. Wigan simply struggled and Swinton took advantage. Jim Sullivan had kicked Wigan into a 4-0 lead before a Smith try for Swinton brought the arrears down to 4-3 at the break. Swinton then took the lead early second half with a second try for Smith before he completed his hat-trick to put Swinton into a 13-4 ahead. Percy Coldrick did retaliate with a try for Wigan but it wasn't enough to avoid the loss. Hull's 20-6 victory at Halifax now meant they went top of the table with Wigan dropping to second.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Hull - Played - 30 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 80.00%
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 31 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 77.41%
3rd Place:l Oldham - Played - 30 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 76.66%
4th Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 29 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 75.86%
5th Place:l Swinton - Played - 31 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points Percentage: - 70.96%

Top 4 Qualified for the Play Offs