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24th March 2002: Halifax 16 Wigan 30
Posted by Bilko on January 28 2016 - 22:02

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Sunday 24th March 2002
Halifax Blue Sox 16 Wigan Warriors 30
The New Shay, Halifax
Tetley's Super League 7 - Round 3 of 28
Kick Off 3:00pm

- Wigan       - Halifax    
1 Kris Radlinski       1 Daryl Cardiss    
2 Brett Dallas       2 Robby Beckett  T   
3 Jamie Ainscough       3 Stuart Donlan    
15 Paul Johnson  T2      19 Jason Flowers    
5 Brian Carney       14 Colum Halpenny    
6 Julian O'Neill       6 Andrew Dunnemann  T   
7 Adrian Lam       7 Gavin Clinch    
8 Terry O'Connor       23 Brett Goldspink    
9 Terry Newton  T      18 Sean Penkywicz    
10 Craig Smith       10 Jim Gannon    
11 Mick Cassidy  T      26 Jamie Bloem    
12 Dave Furner  T      12 Shayne McMenemy    
13 Andy Farrell    G5    11 Danny Tickle  T   G2 
Interchange:
14 David Hodgson       8 Andy Hobson    
17 Harvey Howard       16 Jamie Thackray    
18 Mark Smith       20 Ryan Clayton   
21 Ricky Bibey       22 Chris Birchall    

Report: 

The Warriors brought two points back over the Pennines after a battling Halifax performance.

After dominating the first half Wigan struggled to contain the Blue Sox in the second but just held on for a win.

A relieved Stuart Raper said: “Halifax were very strong, we had to work hard to get our points.”

Two converted tries in the first ten minutes put the Warriors in the driving seat. Paul Johnson was the first scorer. He burst through a Donlan tackle after a neat pass from O’Neill at scored on the right wing.
Minutes later Cassidy touched down in the same spot following a great bust by David Furner down his favoured left centre passage.

Wigan nearly stretched their lead on 15 minutes but the final pass in a flowing piece of play was recalled as a forward pass to deny Jamie Ainscough a try.

Halifax then began to get into the game and had several attacks on the Wigan line. One attack ended when Pencywicz was held up on his back, another was halted when Ainscough intercepted a pass.

Having defended their own line Wigan broke to attack at the other end and on the fifth tackle Newton went over to the left of the posts. David Furner missed the conversion.

Halifax got on the scoreboard before half time thanks to a great run from Wigan old boy Daryl Cardiss. The full back ran a ball back through the Wigan defence with disturbing ease. He was eventually felled by Radlinski but a quick play gave the ball to Andrew Dunneman and with Wigan’s defence in disarray he scampered over in the right corner. Tickle failed to convert leaving the Warriors with a 12-point lead at half time.

Wigan were first to score after the interval. In the 45th minute Farrell took two points from a penalty awarded 40 metres out in front of the posts for interference at the play of the ball.

Then began the Blue Sox revival. The home side had eight complete sets of six and put Wigan on the racks. In the 53rd minute Robby Beckitt touched down a towering kick from Duneman. Tickle converted to narrow the lead to 8 points.

Tickle should then have brought his side to within two points but somehow dropped a ball with the line begging.

David Furner calmed Wigan nerves on 65 minutes with a try, converted by Farrell, to take the score to 10-24.

The Warriors continued to look decidedly troubled by Halifax’s pace men Donlan and Cardiss but Paul Johnson settled the game with an easy touch down under the posts courtesy of a slick Mark Smith pass. Again Farrell converted.

Tickle scored just before the hooter but although such tries are usually referred to as mere consolation it would have been no consolation for him for dropping his earlier opportunity. Had he scored the earlier one it could well have been a very different game.

Stuart Raper added: “I think we were in control for most of the game. It was the best first 40 we have played so far this year. Our defence and kick chase were strong and we took our chances. Obviously they came back to 10-18 but I never had a sense of panic. “

A disappointed but proud Steve Linane said: “We went very close to beating a full strength Wigan team today. Tickle doesn’t know how he dropped that ball but he did. To go 12-0 down against Wigan and get back is a mighty hard task but we almost did it.”

Half Time:  Halifax 4 Wigan 16
Referee: 

Ian Smith (Oldham)

Attendance: 

5,413

Super League 7 - Round 3 Results
Fri 22nd March - St Helens 33 Hull FC 14 - 11,636
Fri 22nd March - Warrington Wolves 28 Leeds Rhinos 50 - 6,642
Sat 23rd March - Wakefield Wildcats 32 Salford City Reds 18 - 2,475
Sun 24th March - Castleford Tigers 18 London Broncos 18 - 5,578
Sun 24th March - Halifax Blue Sox 16 Wigan Warriors 30 - 5,413
Sun 24th March - Widnes Vikings 16 Bradford Bulls 22 - 8,844

Tetley's Super League 7 Table - After This Round
1st:l St Helens - Played - 3 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 6
2nd:l Bradford - Played - 3 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 0 - Points: - 6
3rd:l Leeds - Played - 3 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 4
4th:l Hull FC - Played - 3 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 4
5th:l

Wigan

- Played - 3 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 4
6th:l Castleford - Played - 3 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 3

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7th:l Widnes - Played - 3 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 2
8th:l Halifax - Played - 3 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 2
9th:l Wakefield - Played - 3 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 2
10th:l Warrington - Played - 3 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 2
11th:l London - Played - 3 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 1
12th:l Salford - Played - 3 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 0

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