27th December 1909: St Helens 6 Wigan 7
Posted by Bilko on September 30 2014 - 15:10

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St Helens 6 Wigan 7 - Boxing Day Monday 27th December 1909
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

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

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

WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Leytham 1, Johnny Thomas 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Jum Turtill, 2. Tom Barton, 3. Charlie Creevey, 4. Jimmy Greenwood, 5. Jimmy Flanagan, 6. Matt Creevey, 7. Arthur Kelly

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Billy Briers, 9. Jack Pope, 10. Jimmy Mavitty, 11. James Prescott, 12. Frank Lee, 13. William Bradley

StlHelenslTries:l

Jimmy Flanagan, Jim Mavitty

StlHelenslGoals:l

(None)

Summary:l

Wigan escaped with the victory at Knowsley Road. They found themselves 6-4 down at half time and had to work hard second half to find a try from Jim Leytham to nick the result. The win moved Wigan inside the "Top 4" after Warrington, Wakefield and Hull all lost. That was a great return considering Wigan had started December in 14th place.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Oldham - Played - 16 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 86.88%
2nd Place:l Salford - Played - 17 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 76.47%
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 16 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 71.87%
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 17 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 70.58%
5th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 17 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 70.58%
6th Place:l Hull - Played - 19 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 68.41%

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