Click: Last Match -
Wigan 22 Belle Vue Rangers 9 - Monday 4th October 1948
Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Lancashire Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 5:00pm
1. Martin Ryan, 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. Nat Silcock, 12.
Jack Large, 13. Billy Blan
||Frank Barton, Ted Ward, Ernie Ashcroft, Johnny Lawrenson
||Ted Ward 5
1. Gregory, 2. Cope, 3. Pimblett, 4. Morgan, 5. McCormick, 6. Price, 7.
8. Ayles, 9. Jones, 10. Gwyther, 11. Fearnley, 12. Phillips,
||Gregory 2, Price 1
Wigan welcomed back Martin Ryan for this
Lancashire Cup Semi Final against Belle Vue after the full back had been
injured since he got injured in a match on 1st September. In this match,
Wigan had built a 10-2 lead up before Belle Vue were reduced to 12 men after
referee Charlie Appleton sent their international prop Gwyther off in the
37th Minute. Rangers actually played better being a man down and got back to
10-9 down within seven minutes of the restart. That burst of energy was seen
off though and Wigan pushed on to reach their 19th Lancashire Cup Final.
18,447 attended this match.
1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Semi Final Results
Tuesday 28th September 1948
Warrington 55 Oldham 0
Monday 4th October 1948
Wigan 22 Belle Vue Rangers 9