26th December 1905: St Helens 5 Wigan 13
Posted by Bilko on January 12 2015 - 01:23

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St Helens 5 Wigan 13 - Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1905
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Harry Lowe, 3. Windsor Jones, 4. Bert Jenkins, 5. Jim Leytham, 6. Johnny Thomas, 7. Billy Anderson

WiganlForwards:l

8. Rueben Collier, 9. Sam Moores, 10. Jack Barton, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Jack Hilton, 13. Dick Tyrer, 14. Peter Vickers, 15. Frank Watkins


WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham 2, Bert Jenkins

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Leytham 1, Jack Mason 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Tom Barton, 2. Charlie Creevey, 3. George Liversage, 4. David Traynor, 5. William Hillen, 6. Teddy Toole, 7. Ralph Banks

StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Billy Briers, 9. S.Johnson, 10. Bill Whiteley, 11. Frank Dolan, 12. James Prescott, 13. William Wharton, 14. William Prescott, 15. Jack Pope


StlHelenslTries:l

William Hillen

StlHelenslGoals:l

Charlie Creevey 1

Summary:l

Here began the tradition of St Helens meeting Wigan on Boxing Day and the first encounter was a classic game of two halves. Saints led 5-0 at half time but Wigan took control after the break.