27th December 1937: St Helens 6 Wigan 15
Posted by Bilko on July 03 2014 - 14:36

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St Helens 6 Wigan 15 - Boxing Day Monday 27th December 1937
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Eddie Holder, 3. Gwynne Davies, 4. Gordon Innes, 5. Jack Morley, 6. Charlie Glover, 7. Hector Gee

WiganlForwards:l 8. George Banks, 9. Joe Golby, 10. Ken Gee, 11. Trevor Thomas, 12. Albert Davis, 13. George Kershaw

WiganlTries:l

Hector Gee, Eddie Holder, George Kershaw
WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 3

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Albert Butler, 2. Alf Ellaby, 3. Jack Fearnley, 4. Jack Bradbury, 5. William Garner, 6. Stan Powell, 7. A.Kelly

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Stan Hill, 9. Fred Howard, 10. Jim Cunliffe, 11. Jim Smith, 12. Emlyn Hughes, 13. Dick Hutchinson

StlHelenslTries:l

Stan Powell, A.Kelly
StlHelenslGoals:l (None)

Summary:l

Frost and Fog had seen Wigan lame for 23 days with four postponements since they had played Swinton on December 4th. Saints had played on Christmas Day so Wigan were a little bit fresher here and Jim Sullivan had now recovered from his rib injury. Tries from Eddie Holder and George Kershaw had helped Wigan into an 8-3 half time lead with A.Kelly having responded for Saints. A try from Stan Powell cut that lead down to 8-6 but Hector Gee's try took Wigan away to the victory. 9,000 attended.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Castleford - Played - 18 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 28
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 17 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 26
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 16 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 26
4th Place:l Bradford - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 25
5th Place:l Widnes - Played - 19 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 23
6th Place:l Oldham - Played - 18 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 23

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15th Place:l Wigan - Played - 15 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 16

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