1897–98 St Helens RLFC season

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1897–98 St Helens RLFC season
1897-98 Northern Rugby Football Union season Rank 8th
Challenge Cup First round
1897-98 record Wins: 10; Draws: 2; Losses: 15
Points scored For: 161; Against: 192
1896-97 List of seasons 1898-99 >

The 1897-98 St Helens R.F.C. season was the club's third in the Northern Rugby Football Union, the 24th in their history. The club finished 8th out of 14 in an improved performance from the previous year in the Lancashire League;[1] in the Challenge Cup, St Helens were knocked out in the first round by last years final opponents Batley.[2]

Lancashire Senior Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Oldham 26 22 1 2 295 94 +201 47
2 Swinton 26 20 3 3 321 83 +238 43
3 Widnes 26 19 1 6 251 114 +137 39
4 Salford 26 16 3 7 275 182 +93 33a[›]
5 Broughton Rangers 26 13 4 9 183 108 +75 30
6 Wigan 26 11 1 14 124 173 -49 23
7 Leigh 26 11 2 13 176 170 +6 22b[›]
8 St. Helens 26 10 2 14 161 192 -31 22
9 Warrington 26 10 2 14 131 178 -47 22
10 Runcorn 26 9 2 15 142 184 -42 20
11 Stockport 26 8 2 16 154 253 -99 18
12 Tyldesley 26 8 1 17 111 281 -170 17
13 Rochdale Hornets 26 7 0 19 146 247 -101 14
14 Morecambe 26 4 2 20 74 285 -211 10
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.

Notes

^ a: Salford had 2 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player
^ b: Leigh had 2 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1897-98 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.