24th September 1927: Wigan Highfield 2 Wigan 15
Posted by Bilko on December 12 2013 - 16:39

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Wigan Highfield 2 Wigan 15 - Saturday 24th September 1927
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Johnny Ring, 3. Syd Abram, 4. Benny Davidson, 5. Lou Brown, 6. George Owens, 7. Syd Jerram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Wilf Hodder, 9. Jack Bennett, 10. Frank Stephens, 11. Len Mason 12. Dai Jones, 13. Jack Price

WiganlTries:l Lou Brown 2, Jack Price
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 3


WiganlHighfieldlBacks:l 1. Osbaldestin, 2. Carter, 3. Bennett, 4. Cowley, 5. Maloney, 6. Winstanley, 7. Hunter
WiganlHighfieldlForwards:l 8. Lowe, 9. Langshaw, 10. Thompson, 11. Norburn, 12. Green, 13. Lyon

WiganlHighfieldlTries:l (None)
WiganlHighfieldlGoals:l

Osbaldestin 1


Summary:l

Wigan won this "Wigan derby" but the press still focused on Wigan's struggling back line. One paper made special reference to Wigan playing their "two old halfbacks", George Owens and Syd Jerram. Despite those headlines, Wigan had jumped from 11th to 5th in the table in the last four days.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 83.33%
2nd Place:l Hunslet - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 83.33%
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 76.00%
4th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 74.16%
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 9 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 66.66%
6th Place:l Leeds - Played - 9 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 66.66%

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs