1979–80 Lancashire Cup

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1979–80 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 14
Winners Widnes
Runners-up Workington Town
Seasons

1979–80 was the sixty-seventh occasion on which the Lancashire Cup completion had been held.

Widnes won the trophy by beating Workington Town by the score of 11-0
The match was played at The Willows, Salford, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 6887 and receipts were £7100.00

After relatively little success in the competition, Workington Town had reached the semi-final stage in 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76, had been runner-up in 1976–77, winner in 1977–78, and runners-up in 1978–79 and now again in 1979–80; not a bad eight year record.

Background[edit]

The total number of teams entering the competition remained at last season’s total of 14 with no junior/amateur clubs taking part.
The same fixture format was retained, but due to the number of participating clubs, this resulted in one “blank” or “dummy” fixture in the first round, and one bye in the second round.

Competition and Results[1][2][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 7 matches (with one “blank” fixture) and 14 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Barrow 44-11 Huyton Craven Park
2 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Blackpool Borough 20-9 Whitehaven Borough Park
3 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Leigh 20-3 Rochdale Hornets Hilton Park
4 Sun 19 Aug 1979 St. Helens 16-28 Widnes Knowsley Road 8350 [3][4]
5 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Swinton 15-22 Oldham Station Road
6 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Warrington 17-14 Wigan Wilderspool 5038 [5][6]
7 Sun 19 Aug 1979 Workington Town 14-8 Salford Derwent Park
8 blank blank

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 3 matches (with one bye) and 7 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 26 Aug 1979 Barrow 50-8 Blackpool Borough Craven Park
2 Sun 26 Aug 1979 Oldham 6-34 Warrington Watersheddings [6]
3 Sun 26 Aug 1979 Widnes 33-3 Leigh Naughton Park [3]
4 Workington Town bye

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 Wed 26 Sep 1979 Barrow 4-6 Workington Town Craven Park
2 Wed 24 Oct 1979 Warrington 2-13 Widnes Wilderspool [3][6][7]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 8 December 1979 Widnes 11-0 Workington Town The Willows 6,887 7,100 1 [3][8]

Teams and Scorers[3][8][edit]

Widnes Workington Town
teams
David Eckersley 1 Paul Charlton
Stuart Wright 2 Iain McCorquodale[1][2]
Mal Aspey 3 Kevin Maughan
Eric Hughes 4 Ian Thompson
Mick Burke 5 David Beck[3]
David Moran[4] 6 Ian Rudd
Reg Bowden[5] 7 Arnold "Boxer" Walker
Brian Hogan 8 Harry Beverley
Keith Elwell 9 Alan Banks
Glyn Shaw 10 Gary Wallbanks
Les Gorley 11 Bill Pattinson
Alan Dearden[6] 12 Ray Lewis
Mick Adams 13 John Dobie
Mick George[7] (for Eric Hughes) 14 ?
David Hull (unused?) 15 Alan Varty (for Gary Wallbanks)
11 score 0
10 HT 0
Scorers
Tries
David Moran (1) T
Mick Adams (1) T
Goals
Mick Burke (2) G
Drop Goals
Keith Elwell (1) DG
Referee W H (Billy) Thompson (Huddersfield)
Man of the match Mick Adams - Widnes - Loose forward/Lock
sponsored by Burtonwood Brewery
Competition Sponsor Forshaws (Burtonwood Brewery Co Ltd)

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Swinton 15
Oldham 22
Oldham 6
Warrington 34
Warrington 17
Wigan 14
Warrington 2
Widnes 13
St. Helens 16
Widnes 28
Widnes 33
Leigh 3
Leigh 20
Rochdale Hornets 3
Widnes 11
Workington Town 0
Barrow 44
Huyton 11
Barrow 50
Blackpool Borough 8
Blackpool Borough 20
Whitehaven 9
Barrow 4
Workington Town 6
Workington Town 14
Salford 8
Workington Town
bye
blank
blank

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The Willows was the home ground of Salford with a final capacity of 11,363 which included 2,500 seats. The record attendance was 26,470 on the 13 February 1937 in the Challenge Cup first round match vs Warrington. The final match played on 11 September 2011 at The Willows attracted 10,146 spectators to a Super League match which saw Salford lose 18-44 to Catalans Dragons, a record for a Salford home match in Super League [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975–76. Queen Anne Press. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896-97". 
  4. ^ "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 1896-97". 
  5. ^ "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results". 
  6. ^ a b c "Warrington Wolves - Results Archive - 1897". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. 
  7. ^ Club Programme dept. Match Programme. Warrington RLFC. 
  8. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby Lague Yearbook 1991-100. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  9. ^ "BBC Salford v Catalan Dragons Sept 2011". 

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