24th October 1914: Rochdale 11 Wigan 10
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Rochdale Hornets 11 Wigan 10 - Saturday 24th October 1914
Venue: Athletic Grounds, Rochdale
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l 1. Billy Seddon, 2. Lew Bradley, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. David Evans, 5. Billy Curran, 6. Frank Walford, 7. Johnny Thomas
WiganlForwards:l 8. Charlie Seeling (Snr), 9. Arthur Francis, 10. Jamie Haigh, 11. Billy Winstanley, 12. Dick Silcock, 13. George Hayward

WiganlTries:l

Johnny Thomas, Lew Bradley

WiganlGoals:l

Johnny Thomas 2

Summary:l

The local news at this time was of a meteor which had "caused sensation" in passing throughout Lancashire and Cheshire.  later part of this Meteorite had been found on Halliwell Farm in Appley Bridge. Many had been worried at first that this had been some kind of airship belonging to the Germans but so their was relief to find out it wasn't and that turned to excitement when the piece was apprehended by the local Wigan police and displayed in a shop window in Appley Bridge for the public to view.

Meanwhile on the field, Wigan fell to their first defeat of the season. This despite leading by half time 10-8 and although that lead held for the majority of the second half, the home side scored a try through Corsi that won the game for them. Wigan dropped from top to third in the table with this loss.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Hull - Played - 10 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 90.00%
2nd Place:l Halifax - Played - 7 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 85.71%
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 6 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 83.33%
4th Place:l Rochdale - Played - 7 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 71.42%
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 7 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 64.28%
6th Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 8 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 62.50%

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