12th February 1927: Wigan 51 Pemberton 11
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Wigan 51 Pemberton Rovers 11 - Saturday 12th February 1927
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Tommy Parker, 4. Roy Kinnear, 5. Fred Oliver, 6. Eddie Dowdall, 7. David Booysen
WiganlForwards:l 8. Dai Jones, 9. Jack Bennett, 10. Tom Beetham, 11. George van Rooyen, 12. Frank Stephens, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Johnny Ring 7, David Booysen, Roy Kinnear, Fred Oliver, Jack Price

Jim Sullivan 9


Wigan had been used to "Wigan Derbies" in recent years with Wigan Highfield playing in the league, but this was a Wigan Derby of a different kind with amateur club Pemberton Rovers visiting Central Park in the Challenge Cup. Whilst Wigan Highfield played at Tunstall Lane in Pemberton, this Rovers side played in Lamberhead Green, with strong connections to the Working Men's Club, which remains on White Street at the back of the "White Swan" pub. The match was very much the Johnny Ring show with his seven tries equalling his own most tries in a match record for Wigan. In fact this was the third occasion Ring had scored seven in a match for Wigan.

1926-1927 Challenge Cup First Round Results

Saturday 12th February 1927
Batley 32 Cottingham (Hull) 5
Bradford Northern 5 Hunslet 10
Castleford 5 Broughton Rangers 16
Dearham Wanderers (Cumbria) 5 Dewsbury 20 (switched to Crown Flatt, Dewsbury)
Featherstone Rovers beat Barrow
Halifax 37 Bramley 5
Hull 6 St Helens Recreation 5
Hull Kingston Rovers 22 Keighley 3
Oldham 8 Salford 0
Rochdale Hornets 8 Leigh 2
Swinton 11 Huddersfield 2
Wakefield Trinity 13 Wigan Highfield 5
Warrington 3 Leeds 12
Widnes 23 Pontypridd 2
Wigan 51 Pemberton Rovers (Wigan) 11
York 9 St Helens 3