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10th April 1948: Dewsbury 14 Wigan 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 20 2012 - 00:01
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Dewsbury 14 Wigan 2 - Saturday 10th April 1948
Venue: Crown Flatt, Dewsbury
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Billy Wood, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Johnny Lawrenson, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty

WiganlForwards:l

8. George Banks, 9. Harold McIntyre, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Billy Blan, 12. Jack Bowen, 13. Bill Hudson


WiganlTries:l (None)
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1
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Summary:l

It had been a long race between Wigan and Warrington over which of the two would lose for the first time since Christmas and it just so happened they would both fall to the defeat on this same afternoon. Their were extenuating circumstances though with a France v England international in Marseille robbing them both of test players. Wigan were particular hammered with the services of Martin Ryan, Gordon Ratcliffe, Ernie Ashcroft, Tommy Bradshaw, Ken Gee, Joe Egan and Les White being absent in the England team. Jack Hilton was also still injured from the previous weekends Cup Semi Final against Rochdale. Warrington though had drawn level with Wigan at the top after beating Dewsbury in the midweek prior to this Saturday, although Wigan now held a game in hand and remained top on points average.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 33 - Won - 28 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 / Points: - 57
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 34 - Won - 28 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 57
3rd Place:l Huddersfield - Played - 34 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 50
4th Place:l Workington - Played - 33 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 8 - Points: - 46
5th Place:l Bradford - Played - 32 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 44
6th Place:l Widnes - Played - 34 - Won - 21 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 12 - Points: - 43

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