26th December 1934: St Helens 5 Wigan 3
Posted by Bilko on January 06 2014 - 16:36

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St Helens 5 Wigan 3 - Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1934
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

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

WiganlTries:l

Alf Ellaby
WiganlGoals:l (None)

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Albert Butler, 2. Teddy Butler, 3. Jack Bradbury, 4. Bill Mercer, 5. Izzy Davies, 6. Harry Frodsham, 7. Charles Glover
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Bob Atkin, 9. Dave Cotton, 10. Stan Hill, 11. Arthur Lemon, 12. Trevor Hall, 13. Ossie Griffiths

StlHelenslTries:l

Bill Mercer
StlHelenslGoals:l Izzy Davies 1

Summary:l

Wigan were "strangely erratic" in this match described one newspaper. They took the lead early with Alf Ellaby scoring against his old club but after 27 minutes, Bill Mercer scored for Saints and Izzy Davies converted to put them 5-3 ahead. Although Ellaby had two tries disallowed, no further scoring occurred and Wigan lost to a Saints side that was in the bottom half of the table. 16,000 attended. Swinton recalled top spot with 8-5 win away at Barrow whilst Wigan now led a pack of four teams trailing them by two points.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Swinton - Played - 19 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 31
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 29
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 18 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 29
4th Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 29
5th Place:l Keighley - Played - 20 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 29
6th Place:l Salford - Played - 17 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 26

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