26th December 1929: St Helens 14 Wigan 5
Posted by Bilko on December 18 2013 - 19:23

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St Helens 14 Wigan 5 - Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 1929
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Bob Brown, 3. Tommy Parker, 4. Roy Kinnear, 5. Lou Brown, 6. Arthur Binks, 7. Syd Abram
WiganlForwards:l 8. Frank Stephens, 9. Jack Bennett, 10. Tom Beetham, 11. Len Mason, 12. George Dixon, 13. Joe Sullivan

WiganlTries:l Lou Brown
WiganlGoals:l

Jim Sullivan 1


StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Charlie Crooks, 2. Roy Hardgrave, 3. George Lewis, 4. Bill Mercer, 5. Alf Ellaby, 6. Les Fairclough, 7. Eddie Dowdall
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Lou Hutt, 9. Bert Unwin, 10. Lou Houghton, 11. Ben Halfpenny, 12. Trevor Hall, 13. Walter Groves

StlHelenslTries:l Alf Ellaby, Trevor Hall
StlHelenslGoals:l

George Lewis 4


Summary:l

Wigan's bizarre season continued with another away day struggle. They had a Points Percentage of 90% at Central Park but after this Boxing Day loss to Saints, their away points percentage was just 25%. An amazing contrast. 19,000 attended this game.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Warrington - Played - 17 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 70.52%
2nd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 19 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 68.42%
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 67.50%
4th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 66.66%
5th Place:l Oldham - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 63.88%
6th Place:l Salford - Played - 17 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 61.76%

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7th Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 60.52%

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs