16th October 1897: Wigan 8 Leigh 5 Posted by Bilko
on December 17 2014 - 02:49
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Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition
1. John Winstanley, 2. Billy Rhoden, 3. Peter Foster, 4.
J,Dwyer, 5. R.Robinson, 6. Frank Dixon, 7. J.Goodwin
8. Jack Brown, 9. Joe Winstanley, 10. Rueben Collier, 11. Bill Yates, 12.
Jack Blackburn, 13. J.Walsh,
14. George Rigby, 15. W.McCarthy
Billy Rhoden, Jack Blackburn
Frank Dixon 1
Leigh led 2-0 at half time after a drop goal was kicked
by Dunbavin, but early in the second half Billy Rhoden scored to put Wigan
3-2 ahead. Then Jack Blackburn score and it was 8-3 after the conversion.
Leigh found a try later for Pearson but it wasn't enough. Wigan hung on for
only their second win of the season.
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