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


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


8. Bob Brooks, 9. Sam Moores, 10. Thomas McCabe, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Rueben Collier, 13. Jack Barton, 14. Jack Hilton, 15. Frank Watkins


Harry Lowe, Tom Whittaker


Jack Mason 1


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.