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16th April 1898: Wigan 13 Runcorn 0
Posted by Bilko on December 18 2014 - 15:45
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Wigan 13 Runcorn 0 - Saturday 16th April 1898
Venue: Prescott Street, Wigan
Competition: League - Lancashire Senior Competition

WiganlBacks:l

1. Edward Peet, 2. John Timoney, 3. Jimmy Walkden, 4. Percy Jago, 5. Frank Dixon, 6. J.Dwyer, 7. Billy Halliwell

WiganlForwards:l

8. Jack Brown, 9. Jack Blackburn, 10. P.Turner, 11. Bill Yates, 12. W.R Brown, 13. J.Hughes, 14. George Rigby, 15. W.McCarthy


WiganlTries:l

John Timoney 2, Jack Blackburn

WiganlGoals:l

Frank Dixon 1, George Rigby 1

Summary:l

The end of the season match saw Wigan win comfortably. Frank Dixon made it 2-0 with a drop goal and that proved to be the only score of the first half. Later good work from Dwyer and Dixon sent John Timoney over for a try for 5-0 and he quickly scored a second for 8-0. The win was wrapped up by Jack Blackburn's try converted by George Rigby for a 13-0 win.

Final Top of the Table
1st Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 26 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 47
2nd Place:l Swinton - Played - 26 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 43
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 26 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 39
4th Place:l Salford - Played - 26 - Won - 16 - Drawn - 3 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 33*
5th Place:l Broughton - Played - 26 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 4 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 30
6th Place:l

Wigan

- Played - 26 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 14 - Points: - 23

*Salford had two points deducted for fielding an illegible player.

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