26th December 1932: Wigan 26 Wigan Highfield 8
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Wigan 26 Wigan Highfield 8 - Boxing Day Monday 26th December 1932
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Dicky Twose, 3. Gwynne Davies, 4. Joe Wilson, 5. Jack Morley, 6. Hector Gee, 7. George Bennett
WiganlForwards:l 8. Lou Houghton, 9. Alf Vernon, 10. Len Mason, 11. Robert Ilsley, 12. Hal Jones, 13. Ossie Griffiths

WiganlTries:l

George Bennett 2, Gwynne Davies, Lou Houghton, Jack Morley, Jim Sullivan
WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 4

WiganlHighfieldlBacks:l 1. Barnes, 2. Lowe, 3. John Walker, 4. Bradbury, 5. McGregor, 6. Whittle, 7. Wills
WiganlHighfieldlForwards:l 8. Stock, 9. Halsall, 10. Gray, 11. H.Woods, 12. Cayzer, 13. Davies

WiganlHighfieldlTries:l

Bradbury, John Walker
WiganlHighfieldlGoals:l Whittle 1

Summary:l

Though it wasn't known at the time, this proved to be the last "Wigan Derby" between Wigan and Wigan Highfield. Our smaller neighbours would be bought and moved to London in the following season and although they quickly returned north in 1934, they moved to Liverpool rather than back to Wigan. Highfield put a good fight in this last derby, Wigan only running away with the result in the second half.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Swinton - Played - 18 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 32
2nd Place:l Salford - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 29
3rd Place:l Barrow - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 29
4th Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 28
5th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 18 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 28
6th Place:l Warrington - Played - 19 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 26

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs