28th April 1917: Leigh 3 Wigan 5
Posted by Bilko on January 29 2015 - 00:13

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Leigh 3 Wigan 5 - Saturday 28th April 1917
Venue: Mather Lane, Leigh
Competition: War Emergency League

WiganlBacks:l

1. John Blan, 2. Ted Smith, 3. Joe McComas, 4. Joseph Rudd, 5. Wilson, 6. George Hesketh, 7. Peter Heaton

WiganlForwards:l

8. Arthur Francis, 9. Bill Melling, 10. Tom Magraw, 11. Bert Barnes, 12. Bennett, 13. Bowers


WiganlTries:l

Joe McComas

WiganlGoals:l

Arthur Francis 1

Summary:

Wigan had been defeated by Leigh twice recently but ended the 1916-1917 War Season with this narrow success at Mather Lane.

Final Top of the Table
1st Place:l Dewsbury - Played - 32 - Won - 26 ` Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 81.25%
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 31 - Won - 23 ` Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 80.64%
3rd Place:l

Leigh

- Played - 28 - Won - 20 ` Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 6 - Points Percentage: - 75.00%
4th Place:l Barrow - Played - 17 - Won - 12 ` Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 70.58%
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 32 - Won - 21 ` Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 11 - Points Percentage: - 65.62%
6th Place:l Batley - Played - 29 - Won - 16 ` Drawn - 6 ` Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 65.51%

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Note: No Play Offs this Season - 1st Place won the League.