31st March 1934: Hunslet 14 Wigan 25
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Hunslet 14 Wigan 25 - Easter Saturday 31st March 1934
Venue: Parkside, Hunslet
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Jack Morley, 3. Len Mason, 4. Gwynne Davies, 5. Dicky Twose, 6. George Bennett, 7. Hector Gee
WiganlForwards:l 8. Bill Targett, 9. Joe Golby, 10. Harold Edwards, 11. Reg Hathway, 12. Albert Davis, 13. Charlie Seeling (Jnr)

WiganlTries:l

Jack Morley 2, George Bennett, Len Mason, Dicky Twose
WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 5

Summary:l

A fluke of the fixture list provided a massive Easter Saturday in the "Top 4" play off race. On top of this clash at Parkside between Fourth Placed Hunslet and Fifth Placed Wigan, over in York the Second Placed were hosting Third Placed Leeds. Obviously a big day, especially for Wigan. Defeat to Hunslet added to a win for Leeds would put them two wins behind Hunslet with just four games to play after this and also Hunslet held a game in hand. That would be tough to overcome, so it was imperative that Wigan found the win and they did. Hunslet held a 12-10 lead at one point but Wigan finished strongly for a huge victory that put them inside the "Top 4" for the first time in the season. Leeds won the clash at York by 10 points to 8. Halifax, who also held a game in hand over Wigan, beat Oldham 30-3 at home to ensure they still had a say in the hunt. Wigan's points advantage was strong though.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Salford - Played - 35 - Won - 30 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 61
2nd Place:l York - Played - 35 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 47
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 34 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 46
4th Place:l Wigan - Played - 34 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 12 - Points: - 44 - (Pts Av: 2.08)
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 33 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 44 - (Pts Av: 1.40)
6th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 33 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 43

Top 4 Qualified for Play Offs / Points Average = Points For divided by Points Against