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1st January 1897: Wigan 6 Salford 5
Posted by Bilko on December 16 2014 - 01:02
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Wigan 6 Salford 5 - New Years Day Friday 1st January 1897
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition


1. Joe Winstanley, 2. Teddy Flowers, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. Percy Jago, 5. John Timoney, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Frank Dixon

WiganlForwards:l 8. Rueben Collier, 9. Billy Benson 10. Jack Brown, 11. J.Perkins, 12. J.Catterall, 13. Peter Green, 14. George Rigby, 15. Jack Blackburn


Rueben Collier, Billy Benson



WiganlPenalty Goals:l


WiganlGoals from Mark:l


WiganlDrop Goals:l



Wigan had much the better of the first half but couldn't score. After the break Salford came out strong and took a 5-0 lead with a converted try. It looked like Salford would repeat their home victory over Wigan but the home side fought back with unimproved tries from forwards Rueben Collier and Billy Benson nicking a 6-5 win for Wigan.

Scoring:l Try - 3 points. Conversion - 2 points. Drop Goal - 4 points. Penalty - 3 points. Goal from Mark - 4 points.
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