13th March 1929: Wigan 25 St Helens 5
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Wigan 25 St Helens 5 - Wednesday 13th March 1929
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Quarter Final Replay
Kick Off: 4:15pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Benny Davidson, 3. Tommy Parker, 4. Roy Kinnear, 5. Johnny Ring, 6. Arthur Binks, 7. Syd Abram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Wilf Hodder, 9. Jack Bennett, 10. Tom Beetham, 11. Len Mason, 12. Frank Stephens, 13. John Sherrington

WiganlTries:l Benny Davidson 2, Tommy Parker 2, Roy Kinnear, Len Mason, Johnny Ring
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 2


StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Charlie Crooks, 2. Walter Groves, 3. Bill Mercer, 4. George Lewis, 5. Alf Ellaby, 6. Les Fairclough, 7. Eddie Dowdall
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Bob Atkin, 9. Harold Smith, 10. Lou Houghton, 11. Bill Clarey, 12. Ernie Shaw, 13. Bob Harrison

StlHelenslTries:l Bill Mercer
StlHelenslGoals:l

George Lewis 1


Summary:l

After Saturday's 2-2 draw at Knowsley Road, Wigan and St Helens met on a Wednesday tea time for a cup quarter final replay at Central Park. Whilst the original tie had been tight and tense, Wigan dominated this replay. They'd already had tries for Johnny Ring and Tommy Parker disallowed before Parker opened the scoring. He soon added a second to put Wigan into a 6-0 lead at the break. In the 48 minute Roy Kinnear scored for 9-0 before Benny Davidson's try, converted by Jim Sullivan improved the score to 14-0. Saints had injuries for Bob Harrison and George Lewis to contend with as well and towards the end of the game they retired, reducing Saints to 11 men. Wigan pushed on although miraculously, Saints did at least fine a consolation try. 30,000 attended the game.

1928-1929 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Replay Result

Wednesday 13th March 1929
Wigan 25 St Helens 5