2nd January 1913: Broughton 3 Wigan 8
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Broughton Rangers 3 Wigan 8 - Thursday 2nd January 1913
Venue: Wheater's Field, Broughton
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sharrock, 2. Lew Bradley, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Lance Todd, 5. Frank Walford, 6. Fred Gleave, 7. Johnny Thomas
WiganlForwards:l 8. Charlie Seeling (Snr), 9. Dick Ramsdale, 10. Arthur Francis, 11. Percy Coldrick, 12. Percy Williams, 13. Dick Silcock

WiganlTries:l

Percy Williams, Lance Todd

WiganlGoals:l

Johnny Thomas 1

Summary:l

Not content with playing five games in the last ten days, Wigan and Broughton re-arranged this match postponed earlier in the season for January 2nd. It was a big game as well between two in form teams lying second and third in the table. Broughton were reported to have wasted several chances before Wigan took the half time lead with Percy Williams' try being converted by Johnny Thomas for a 5-0 lead. Jim Sharrock and Thomas both missed goal attempts to extend that lead second half before Lance Todd scored an unconverted try for 8-0. In the end the try for Broughton by Tighe was consolation and Wigan hung out to earn a scrappy, but yet important, win that left them strongly holding second place in the table. This would prove to be Wigan's last visit to Wheater's Field before Broughton moved to "The Cliff" ground in the following season.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 18 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points Percentage: - 100.00%
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 18 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 83.33%
3rd Place:l Hunslet - Played - 18 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 72.22%
4th Place:l

Broughton

- Played - 16 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 71.87%
5th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 19 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 71.05%
6th Place:l Dewsbury - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 66.66%

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