Click: Last Match -
Salford 5 Wigan 18 - Wednesday 29th September 1948
The Willows, Salford
Competition: Lancashire Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 5:15pm
1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Jack Hilton, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5.
Johnny Lawrenson, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty
8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Les White, 12.
Nat Silcock, 13. Billy Blan
||Jack Hilton 2, Nat Silcock, Ted Ward
||Ted Ward 3
1. Chapman, 2. Aspinall, 3. J.Kenny, 4. Todd, 5. S.Williams, 6. Strirrup, 7.
8. D.M Davies, 9. Curran, 10. Hawkins, 11. Brown, 12. E.Day,
The end score looks like it was a comfortable
Lancashire Cup progression for Wigan but they were actually given a great
run for their money away at Salford. Luck shone on Wigan early with Salford
missing two shots at goal after Wigan conceded scrum penalties. Wigan took
the lead instead with good work between Ces Mountford and Johnny Alty
eventually saw Ted Ward send Jack Hilton over for a try. A second try soon
followed with Mountford the creator for Nat Silcock to score and it was now
8-0 to Wigan.. Salford then had a try ruled out for offside but did managed
to score just before the interval with Aspinall's try being converted by
Williams for a 8-5 at the half. Salford went on the attack early second half
but Williams missed another goal attempt that would of brought them closer.
The 8-5 half time score lasted all the way until the last ten minutes when
Ted Ward scored. Ward converted for 13-5 and then a second for Hilton
completed the win at 18-5.
1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Second Round Results
Thursday 16th September 1948
Leigh 10 Warrington 15
Wednesday 29th September 1948
Salford 5 Wigan 18
Thursday 30th September 1948
Belle Vue Rangers 14 Swinton 4
Round Bye: Oldham