Click: Last Match -
Wigan 17 Leeds 3 - Saturday 28th February
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm
1. Martin Ryan, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4.
Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw
8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Les White, 12.
Billy Blan, 13. Bill Hudson
||Les White, Ted Ward, Frank Barton
||Ted Ward 4
1. Cook, 2. Warrior, 3. Price, 4. Veerenkamp, 5. Whitehead, 6.
R.Williams, 7. Jenkins
8. Prosser, 9. Carter, 10. Wheatley, 11. Clues, 12. Brereton,
Leeds had knocked Wigan out the Challenge Cup at Central
Park the previous season but their was to be no repeat this time. 39,000
turned out at Central Park for the match and it was a tight affair early on
with just two penalty goals from Ted Ward having Wigan 4-0 up by half time.
In the second half though, Wigan found the going easier with three tries
seeing Leeds off. First, fantastic play from Martin Ryan saw Bill Hudson go
close before Les White finished. Then an Ernie Ashcroft interception was
finished by Ted Ward. This was soon followed by a great run from Tommy
Bradshaw that saw him combine with Billy Blan before Frank Barton finished
the move. Leeds found one consolation try but they were well beaten.
1947-1948 Challenge Cup Second Round Results
Barrow 2 Keighley 6
Dewsbury 2 Hunslet 2
Hull 22 Bramley 0
Oldham 5 St Helens 0
Rochdale Hornets 3 Belle Vue Rangers 2
Wakefield Trinity 3 Bradford Northern 3
Warrington 8 Leigh 2
Wigan 17 Leeds 3
Saturday 6th March 1948
Replay: Bradford Northern 9 Wakefield Trinity 2
Replay: Hunslet 11 Dewsbury 0