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12th February 1949: Wigan 11 Leigh 12
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 21 2012 - 00:02
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Wigan 11 Leigh 12 - Saturday 12th February 1949
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup First Round First Leg
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Ted Ward, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Jack Hilton, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty


8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Les White, 12. Billy Blan, 13. Bill Hudson

WiganlTries:l Johnny Alty, Frank Barton, Gordon Ratcliffe
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1


The Challenge Cup began with a two legged first round tie against Leigh. With the first leg at home, Wigan were expected to take a good lead away to Leigh for the second leg. The half time score was 11-5 and all seemed to be going to plan but in the second half the visitors scored twice to take a 12-11 advantage back to Hilton Park.

1948-1949 Challenge Cup First Round First Leg Results

Saturday 12th February 1949
Bradford Northern 3 St Helens 4
Castleford 10 Bramley 2
Dewsbury 9 Barrow 6
Huddersfield 4 Rochdale Hornets 5
Hull 4 Halifax 0
Hunslet 22 Salford 0
Leeds 16 Batley 2
Liverpool Stanley 3 Wakefield Trinity 32
Normanton 4 Belle Vue Rangers 9
Oldham 30 Broughton Moor 0
Swinton 15 Featherstone Rovers 2
Vine Tavern 4 York 11
Warrington 17 Hull Kingston Rovers 7
Whitehaven 0 Keighley 0
Wigan 11 Leigh 12
Workington Town 6 Widnes 7

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