16th February 1924: Wigan 7 Leigh 5
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Wigan 7 Leigh 5 -  Saturday 16th February 1924
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Tommy Howley, 4. Tommy Parker, 5. Attie van Heerden, 6. George Owens, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Bert Webster, 9. John Hurst, 10. Fred Brown, 11. George van Rooyen, 12. Fred Roffey, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Attie van Heerden
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 2


Summary:l

A record crowd for Central Park was set for this visit of Leigh with 35,000 turning out. Leigh took the lead with a try from Boardman but Clarkson missed a sitter conversion, which left the score at just 3-0. Attie Van Heerden replied for Wigan but Clarkson then was successful with a penalty goal that had Leigh 5-3 up at half time. A Jim Sullivan penalty levelled it up at 5-5 before he then kicked the winning penalty goal very late in the game.

1923-1924 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 16th February 1924
Bradford Northern 3 Dewsbury 13
Broughton Rangers 34 St Patrick's (Hull) 0
Dearham Wanderers (Cumbria) 7 Barrow 64
Featherstone Rovers 3 Swinton 5
Halifax 22 Hull 0
Huddersfield 19 Swinton 5
Hull Kingston Rovers 24 Castleford 2
Oldham 3 Rochdale Hornets 0
Salford 6 Hunslet 8
St Helens Recreation 0 Wakefield Trinity 2
Wardley (Salford) 0 St Helens 73
Warrington 46 Dalton (Cumbria) 3
Widnes 6 Huddersfield 19
Wigan 7 Leigh 5
Wigan Highfield 7 Batley 19
York 7 Keighley 3