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7th April 1950: Wigan 17 St Helens 12
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 23 2012 - 03:46
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Wigan 17 St Helens 12 - Good Friday 7th April 1950
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Gordon Ratcliffe, 3. Jack Broome, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Brian Nordgren, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Tommy Bradshaw

WiganlForwards:l

8. Ken Gee, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Ted Slevin, 11. Frank Barton, 12. Jack Large, 13. Billy Blan


WiganlTries:l Billy Blan, Brian Nordgren, Ces Mountford
WiganlGoals:l Ken Gee 4

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Jimmy Lowe, 2. Steve Llewellyn, 3. Jimmy Stott, 4. Duggie Greenall, 5. Stan McCormick, 6. Eric Hesketh, 7. Joe Ball
StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Walter Norris, 9. Reg Blakemore, 10. Bill Whittaker, 11. Tommy Stott, 12. Alan Prescott, 13. George Parr


StlHelenslTries:l Joe Ball, Steve Llewellyn
StlHelenslGoals:l Jimmy Stott 3
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Summary:l

For the second year in a row Saints were wounded in the "Top 4" play off hopes with failure to beat Wigan in a crunch match. They left themselves too much to do after Wigan had a healthy first half lead. Ken Gee opened the scoring early with a penalty before Jimmy Stott soon responded with one for Saints. Then Billy Blan found the first try of the game that made it 7-2 after Gee converted but a second penalty from Stott reduced that to 7-4. It was after that, that Wigan had a white spot spell towards the break. Tries from Brian Nordgren and Ces Mountford made it 13-4. Neither of those tries were converted but a penalty from Gee made it 15-4 early in the second half before a try from Joe Ball, converted by Stott, brought that back to 15-9. The match was now a tense affair and no further score game until Steve Llewellyn beat Jackie Cunliffe in the air to collect a kick from Stott and make it 15-12. Conversion was missed though and Wigan managed to hang on in the end with Gee adding a late penalty.

Half Time:l Wigan 13 St Helens 4
Referee:l W.Hemmings (Halifax)
Attendance:l 44,529
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