30th January 1909: Wigan 23 Oldham 10
Posted by Bilko on September 24 2014 - 22:15

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Wigan 23 Oldham 10 - Saturday 30th January 1909
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jim Sharrock, 2. Jim Leytham, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Lance Todd, 5. Joe Miller, 6. Johnny Thomas, 7. Fred Gleave

WiganlForwards:l 8. Dick Ramsdale, 9. Walter Cheetham, 10. Dick Silcock, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Howell De Francis, 13. Jimmy Blears

WiganlTries:l

Lance Todd 2, Jim Leytham, Dick Silcock, Bert Jenkins

WiganlGoals:l

Johnny Thomas 2, Jim Leytham 1, Jim Sharrock 1

Summary:l

Newspapers had been suggesting league leaders Oldham had been "scraping through" some of their recent results. So it wasn't as much as surprise as you might think to see Wigan beat them easily here in this 1st v 2nd clash at Central Park. In was tight first half though with only a 5-5 score at the break but Wigan pushed on with greater vigour in the forwards after half time. Wigan re-took the lead of the table with this win.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 21 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 90.47%
2nd Place:l Oldham - Played - 22 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 86.36%
3rd Place:l Halifax - Played - 22 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 84.09%
4th Place:l Hunslet - Played - 21 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 69.04%
5th Place:l Batley - Played - 22 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 68.18%
6th Place:l Salford - Played - 21 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 66.66%

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