4th September 1897: Widnes 11 Wigan 2 Posted by Bilko
on December 17 2014 - 00:48
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Venue: Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition
1. Rueben Collier, 2. John Timoney, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. Percy
Jago, 5. Frank Dixon, 6. Billy Halliwell, 7. Peter Foster
8. J.Perkins, 9. Billy Benson, 10. Jack Brown, 11. Jack Blackburn, 12.
J.Catterall, 13. J.Walsh, 14. George Rigby, 15. Edward Peet
Frank Dixon 1
Prior to this season scoring had been standardised with
three points for a try and two points for any type of goal. This system
remained until 1974 when they then reduced the value of a drop goal to one
point. Try value was only increased to four in 1983. The weather was awful
for this season opener at Widnes with showers and gale strength winds. Wigan
went ahead with a drop goal from Frank Dixon but it fell apart after that.
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