1st January 1927: Wigan 6 Wakefield 7
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Wigan 6 Wakefield Trinity 7 - New Years Day Saturday 1st January 1927
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
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. John Sherrington, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l (None)
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 2, Johnny Ring 1


Summary:l

A poor performance by Wigan who took Wakefield "too lightly". Wigan hadn't lost at Central Park for almost 12 months but came unstuck against mid table Wakefield. Wigan did lead 4-0 at half time after two Jim Sullivan penalty goals but early second half Wakefield took a 5-4 lead with an converted try from Pearce. Johnny Ring later restored Wigan's lead with a drop goal (worth two points until 1974) but a penalty goal from Pollard put Wakefield back in front with a massive penalty goal from the half way line. That left Wakefield 7-6 up and they hung on!

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Swinton - Played - 21 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 88.09%
2nd Place:l St Helens Recs - Played - 21 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 83.33%
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 23 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 78.25%
4th Place:l Leigh - Played - 20 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 77.50%
5th Place:l Hull - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 73.68%
6th Place:l Oldham - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 69.44%

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs