27th December 1926: St Helens 13 Wigan 14
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St Helens 13 Wigan 14 - Bank Holiday Monday 27th December 1926
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Syd Abram, 4. Tommy Parker, 5. Attie van Heerden, 6. James Hall, 7. David Booysen
WiganlForwards:l 8. Wilf Hodder, 9. William Whalley, 10. Tom Beetham, 11. George van Rooyen, 12. Frank Stephens, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Tommy Parker, Jack Price
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 4


StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Bob Graham, 2. George Cotton, 3. Bill Mercer, 4. George Lewis, 5. Alf Ellaby, 6. Les Fairclough, 7. Walter Groves
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Bob Atkin, 9. Albert Simm, 10. Lou Houghton, 11. Bill Clarey, 12. John Woodward, 13. Ernie Shaw

StlHelenslTries:l George Cotton, Alf Ellaby, Les Fairclough
StlHelenslGoals:l

George Lewis 2


Summary:l

18,000 attended at Knowsley Road for this "fine game" between St Helens and Wigan. It had been Wigan who got off to the better start with tries from Tommy Parker and Jack Price, plus two conversions from Jim Sullivan, put Wigan 10-0 up. George Cotton reduced the lead with a try but a penalty goal from Sullivan had Wigan leading 12-3 at half time. Tries from Alf Ellaby and Les Fairclough almost won the match for Wigan, but although they outscored three tries to two, it was an other Sullivan penalty goal that saw Wigan win by just one point.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Swinton - Played - 20 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 87.50%
2nd Place:l St Helens Recs - Played - 20 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 82.50%
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 22 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 81.81%
4th Place:l Hull - Played - 18 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 77.77%
5th Place:l Leigh - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 76.31%
6th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 19 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 68.42%

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs