14th March 1906: Salford 6 Wigan 8
Posted by Bilko on January 12 2015 - 13:42

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Salford 6 Wigan 8 - Wednesday 14th March 1906
Venue: The Willows, Salford
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. Bob Brooks, 9. Sam Moores, 10. Thomas McCabe, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Rueben Collier, 13. Jack Barton, 14. Jack Hilton, 15. Frank Watkins


WiganlTries:l

Harry Lowe, Tom Whittaker

WiganlGoals:l

Jack Mason 1


Summary:l

This match had been postponed earlier in the season on November 18th because Wigan were playing in the Lancashire Cup Semi Finals. It was a marvellous comeback for Wigan who came back to win despite losing Jim Leytham to injury and trailing 6-0 to Salford who had scored tries either side of half time. With 14th men Wigan were well under the pump but a try from Harry Lowe got Wigan back to 6-3. Then miraculously they took the lead when Salfords Cochrane offloaded a pass with no one was there to take it and Tom Whittaker scored to which Mason converted for 8-6. Salford tried to hit back late on but somehow Wigan managed to hang on.