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29th September 1947: St Helens 7 Wigan 8
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 19 2012 - 15:27
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St Helens 7 Wigan 8 - Monday 29th September 1947
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Lancashire Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 5:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Martin Ryan, 2. Johnny Lawrenson, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Gordon Ratcliffe, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
WiganlForwards:l 8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. George Banks, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Jack Bowen

WiganlTries:l Ernie Ashcroft, Gordon Ratcliffe
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Eric Frodsham, 2. Duggie Greenall, 3. Jim Myers, 4. Jimmy Stott, 5. Albert Doyle, 6. Len Constance, 7. Steve Morris
StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Walter Norris, 9. Ike Fishwick, 10. John Aspinall, 11. Len Aston, 12. Tommy Leyland, 13. Jack Dixon


StlHelenslTries:l Albert Doyle
StlHelenslGoals:l Jimmy Stott 2
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Summary:l

This was an exciting Lancashire Cup Tie in which Wigan had to fight back to earn progression. Saints took the lead with a penalty goal from Jimmy Stott before Albert Doyle won a race to a kick with Martin Ryan to score a try that made it 7-0 after Stott converted. Wigan's only first half response came just before half time with a penalty goal from Ted Ward making it 7-2 at the break. Wigan got a gift try to further bring that deficit when a poor pass from Walter Norris towards Jim Myers for Saints was intercepted and returned for a try by Ernie Ashcroft. That should have been 7-7 with a simple conversion for Ward but he somehow managed to miss it, so the Saints still held a slender 7-5 advantage. That was looking a costly miss but Wigan found a winning try from Gordon Ratcliffe although Saints complained heavily that Jimmy Stott had been obstructed. Despite the missed conversion the 8-7 lead proved to be enough.

Half Time:l St Helens 7 Wigan 2
Attendance:l 28,765

Lancashire Cup Second Round Results

Tuesday 23rd September 1947
Oldham 3 Workington Town 13

Monday 29th September 1947
St Helens 7 Wigan 8

Wednesday 1st October 1947
Belle Vue Rangers 10 Salford 5

Second Round Bye: Rochdale Hornets

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