1969–70 Lancashire Cup

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1969–70 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Swinton
Runners-up Leigh
Seasons

1969–70 was the fifty-seventh occasion on which the Lancashire Cup completion had been held.
Swinton won the trophy by beating Leigh by the score of 11-2
The match was played at Central Park, Wigan, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 13,532 and receipts were £3,651-0s-0d

Background[edit]

The total number of teams entering the competition increased by two, up to the total of 16, this was as a result of inviting two junior (or amateur) clubs, St Helens Amateurs and Maryport.
The same fixture format was retained, and due to the increase in the number of participating clubs, resulted in a full fixture list with no byes or “blank” or “dummy” fixtures.

Competition and results[1][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no bye or “blank” fixture) and 16 clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Saturday 15 August 1969 Leigh 15-12 Warrington Hilton Park [2]
2 Saturday 16 August 1969 Oldham 24-28 Swinton Watersheddings
3 Saturday 16 August 1969 Whitehaven 24-10 Barrow Recreation Ground
4 Saturday 16 August 1969 Wigan 25-9 Salford Central Park [3]
5 Sunday 17 August 1969 Huyton 13-16 Blackpool Borough Alt Park, Huyton 1
6 Sunday 17 August 1969 Rochdale Hornets 42-5 St Helens Amateurs Athletic Grounds 1
7 Sunday 17 August 1969 Widnes 16-15 Workington Town Naughton Park [4]
8 Monday 1 September 1969 St. Helens 58-5 Maryport Knowsley Road 3 [5]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches (with no bye) and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wednesday 17 September 1969 Swinton 59-5 Blackpool Borough Station Road
2 Monday 22 September 1969 Wigan 38-12 Whitehaven Central Park [3]
3 Monday 29 September 1969 Widnes 22-14 St. Helens Naughton Park [4][5]
4 Wednesday 1 October 1969 Rochdale Hornets 10-11 Leigh Athletic Grounds

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wednesday 1 October 1969 Leigh 15-4 Widnes Hilton Park [4]
2 Wednesday 8 October 1969 Swinton 9-6 Wigan Station Road 12,326 [3]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 1 November 1969 Swinton 11-2 Leigh Central Park 13,532 £3,651 4 [6]

Teams and Scorers [6][7][edit]

Swinton Leigh
teams
Ken Gowers 1 Tom Grainey?
John Gomersall 2 Rod Tickle
Bob Fleet (c) 3 Tom Warburton
Alan Buckley 4 Mick Collins
Mick Philbin 5 H Stringer
Billy Davies 6 David Eckersley
Peter Kenny 7 Alex Murphy (c)
Harold Bate 8 Dave Chisnall
Derek Clarke 9 Kevin Ashcroft
Graham Mackay 10 Derek Watts
Bill Holliday 11 R Welding
Rod Smith 12 Geoff Lyon (or №13)
Dave Robinson 13 Jimmy Fiddler (or №12)
Jeff Price (not used) 14 Brown (for H Stringer)
Malcolm Cummings (not used) 15
11 score 2
2 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
Mick Philbin (1) T
Drop Goals
Peter Kenny (4) DG Alex Murphy (1)
Referee Eric Clay, Leeds

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = two (2) points

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
                       
Oldham 24
Swinton 28
Swinton 59
Blackpool Borough 5
Huyton 13
Blackpool Borough 16
Swinton 9
Wigan 6
Wigan 25
Salford 9
Wigan 38
Whitehaven 12
Whitehaven 24
Barrow 10
Swinton 11
Leigh 2
Rochdale Hornets 42
St Helens Amateurs 5
Rochdale Hornets 10
Leigh 11
Leigh 15
Warrington 12
Leigh 15
Widnes 14
Widnes 16
Workington Town 15
Widnes 22
St. Helens 14
St. Helens 58
Maryport 5

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The first Lancashire Cup match to be played at Huyton's newly completed new stadium
2 * St Helens Amateurs were a junior (or amateur) club
3 * Maryport a junior (or amateur) club from Cumberland[8]
4 * Central Park was the home ground of Wigan with a final capacity of 18,000, although the record attendance was 47,747 for Wigan v St Helens 27 March 1959

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