6th March 1926: Salford 3 Wigan 18
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Salford 3 Wigan 16 - Saturday 6th March 1926
Venue: The Willows, Salford
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Tommy Parker, 3. Tommy Howley, 4. David Booysen, 5. Attie van Heerden, 6. George Owens, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Wilf Hodder, 9. Jack Bennett, 10. Tom Beetham, 11. George van Rooyen, 12. John Sherrington, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Attie van Heerden 2, Tommy Parker, George van Rooyen
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 2


Summary:l

Well Wigan had to move on from their cup exit and try to ensure they sealed first place in the table. They had lost four out of ten matches since January 9th and the late season collapse of two seasons prior to this was perhaps in their minds. Salford started this match on fire but didn't get on the score sheet. Before half time, Attie van Heerden and Tommy Parker had scored to give Wigan a 6-0 lead. They pushed on second half to record a good win. Elsewhere 2nd place Warrington were away at 3rd placed Swinton and the latter claiming victory was a good result for Wigan in the table. Warrington had now suffered back to back league defeats, taking pressure off Wigan in First.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 31 - Won 4 25 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 83.87%
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 27 - Won 4 20 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 75.92%
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 28 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points Percentage: - 67.85%
4th Place:l Hull - Played - 29 - Won 4 18 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 8 - Points Percentage: - 67.24%
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 27 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points Percentage: - 66.65%
6th Place:l Oldham - Played - 24 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 8 - Points Percentage: - 62.00%

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs