1896–97 St Helens RLFC season

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1896–97 St Helens RLFC season
1896–97 Northern Rugby Football Union season Rank 9th
Challenge Cup Final
1898-99 record Wins: 15; Draws: 4; Losses: 13
Points scored For: 122; Against: 160
1895-96 List of seasons 1897-98 >

The 1896-97 St Helens R.F.C. season was the club's second in the Northern Rugby Football Union. In a divided county championship league, the club finished 9th out of 14.[1] The Challenge Cup was also established that year, and it was St Helens, with Batley who contested the first final; St Helens losing 10-3 with Derek Traynor scoring Saints' only points.[2][3][4]

Saints are pictured in the first ever Challenge Cup Final, 1897: Batley (left) vs St Helens (right)

Lancashire Senior Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Broughton Rangers 26 19 5 2 201 52 +149 43
2 Oldham 26 20 2 4 243 59 +184 42
3 Tyldesley 26 15 2 9 159 80 +79 32
4 Runcorn 26 13 5 8 134 62 +72 31
5 Stockport 26 14 2 10 157 137 +20 30
6 Swinton 26 12 5 9 125 82 +43 29
7 Warrington 26 11 5 10 100 124 -24 27
8 Leigh 26 11 4 11 105 147 -42 26
9 St. Helens 26 10 4 12 122 160 -38 24
10 Widnes 26 10 3 13 113 164 -51 23
11 Wigan 26 8 7 11 73 118 -45 23
12 Rochdale Hornets 26 8 1 17 121 167 -46 17
13 Salford 26 3 5 18 76 191 -115 11
14 Morecambe 26 3 0 23 52 238 -186 6
Champions

Source: R.L.Yearbook 1995-96 cited in "The Vault".
League points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.
Pld = Games played; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; PF = Match points scored; PA = Match points conceded; PD = Points difference; Pts = League points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896-97 League Tables". Saints heritage Society. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Challenge Cup Role of Honour". BBC. 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  3. ^ "1897 Challenge Cup Final". BBC. 1897-08-26. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  4. ^ Hoole, Les (8 August 1998). The Rugby League Challenge Cup. Breedon Books Ltd. (ISBN 1-85983-094-3).