26th December 1923: Wigan 44 St Helens 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 22 2013 - 14:57

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Wigan 44 St Helens 2 - Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1923
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Tommy Howley, 4. Jerry Shea, 5. Attie van Heerden, 6. George Owens, 7. Danny Hurcombe
WiganlForwards:l 8. Bert Webster, 9. Harry Banks, 10. Wilf Hodder, 11. Fred Brown, 12. George van Rooyen, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Jerry Shea 2, Johnny Ring 2, Bert Webster 2, Attie van Heerden 2, Tommy Howley, Jack Price

Jim Sullivan 7

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Walter Wright, 2. Charlie Pitman, 3. Herbert Hilton, 4. Gus Hayes, 5. Tommy Flynn, 6. George Lewis, 7. Thomas Woods
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Bob Atkin, 9. Albert Simm, 10. Bill Clarey, 11. Peter Molyneux, 12. Albert Heath, 13. Ernie Shaw

StlHelenslTries:l (None)

George Lewis 1


Wigan's Christmas day clash with Leigh had been called off whilst Saints game at neighbours St Helens Recreation had gone ahead. So Wigan were no doubt fresher on Boxing Day and it showed in the final score with Wigan dishing out a hammering. Pre Christmas League leaders Batley suffered a terrible Christmas. Having lost on the Saturday, they also failed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as well which saw them plummet down to second place with Wigan taking over at the top.

Attendance: 13,000