1987–88 Lancashire Cup

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1987–88 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Warrington
Seasons

The 1987–88 Lancashire Cup was the seventy-fifth occasion on which the Lancashire Cup competition had been held. It was contested during the 1987–88 Rugby Football League season by clubs in Lancashire. Wigan won the trophy by beating Warrington in the final.

Results[edit]

This season the total number of entrants remained at the 16 level. With this full sixteen members there was no need for “blank” or “dummy” fixtures or any byes.[1][2]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Barrow 2-36 Wigan Craven Park 5950 [3]
2 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Leigh 27-21 St. Helens Hilton Park 7747 [4]
3 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Runcorn Highfield 6-40 Widnes Canal Street 2679 [5]
4 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Salford 58-4 Fulham The Willows 1640
5 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Swinton 38-20 Rochdale Hornets Station Road 1443
6 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Warrington 42-8 Oldham Wilderspool 5615 [6]
7 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Whitehaven 28-12 Carlisle Recreation Ground 2075
8 Sun 13 Sep 1987 Workington Town 12-10 Springfield Borough Derwent Park 549 1

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Round 2 involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 23 Sep 1987 Swinton 22-14 Leigh Station Road 3824
2 Wed 23 Sep 1987 Wigan 42-2 Salford Central Park 11633 [3]
3 Wed 23 Sep 1987 Workington Town 10-50 Warrington Derwent Park 1759 [6]
4 Thu 24 Sep 1987 Whitehaven 14-20 Widnes Recreation Ground 3152 [6]

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Round 3 involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 30 Sep 1987 Warrington 44-6 Swinton Wilderspool 5296
2 Wed 30 Sep 1987 Widnes 12-20 Wigan Naughton Park 7306 [3][5]

Final[edit]

The final was contested by Wigan and Warrington, with Wigan winning by the score of 28-16. The match was played at Knowsley Road, Eccleston, St Helens, Merseyside, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 20,237 and receipts were £67,339. This was Wigan’s fourth appearance in four years and a third victory in what would be a run of four victories and five appearances in five successive years. The attendance was again at a very pleasing level, the fourth of the five year period when it would reach around the 20,000 level, and the receipts reached a new record level exceedeing the previous record by almost £7,000.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Sunday 11 October 1987 Wigan 28-16 Warrington Knowsley Road 20237 67339 2 3 [3][6][7]

Teams and Scorers[3][6][7][edit]

Wigan Warrington
teams
Steve Hampson 1 Brian Johnson
Richard Russell (see note 4) 2 Des Drummond
David Stephenson 3 Mark Forster
Joe Lydon 4 Barry Peters[1]
Henderson Gill 5 Brian Carbert[2]
Shaun Edwards 6 John Woods
Andy Gregory 7 Keith Holden, Jr.
Brian Case 8 Kevin Tamati
Nicky Kiss 9 Carl Webb[3]
Shaun Wane 10 Tony Humphries[4]
Andy Goodway 11 Gary Sanderson[5]
Ian Potter 12 Mark Roberts[6]
Ellery Hanley 13 Mike Gregory
Dean Bell 14 ?
Graeme West (for Shaun Wane 52min) 15 Neil Harmon (for Carl Webb 7min)
Graham Lowe Coach
28 score 16
14 HT 12
Scorers
Tries
Ellery Hanley (2) T Mark Forster (2)
Henderson Gilll (1) T Mike Gregory (1)
Graeme West (1) T
Goals
David Stephenson (1) G John Woods (2)
Joe Lydon (5) G
Referee G F Lindop (Wakefield)
Man of the match Shaun Edwards - Wigan - Stand-off/Five-eighth
sponsored by Greenall Whitley
Competition Sponsor Grünhalle Lager

Scoring - Try = four (4) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

Pathway to the final[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Whitehaven 28
Carlisle 12
Whitehaven 14
Widnes 20
Runcorn Highfield 6
Widnes 40
Widnes 12
Wigan 20
Barrow 2
Wigan 36
Wigan 42
Salford 2
Salford 58
Fulham 4
Wigan 28
Warrington 16
Workington Town 12
Springfield Borough 10
Workington Town 10
Warrington 50
Warrington 42
Oldham 8
Warrington 44
Swinton 6
Swinton 38
Rochdale Hornets 20
Swinton 22
Leigh 14
Leigh 27
St. Helens 21

Notes[edit]

1 * The first Lancashire Cup match played by the newly named/formed club, Springfield Borough
2 * The attendance is given as 20,234 in the RUGBYLEAGUEproject [1] data, and as 20,237 in the Rothmans Rugby Lague Yearbook 1991-1992.[7] The Wigan[3] official archives give 20,234 in the results details, and 20,237 in the game details
3 * Knowsley Road was the home ground of St. Helens from 1890 to 2010. The final capacity was in the region of 18,000, although the actual record attendance was 35,695 set on December 26, 1949, for a league game between St Helens and Wigan
4 * The Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992[7] shows the Wigan number 2 position occupied by Richard Russell - The official Wigan archives[3] show the number 2 position as Richard Marshall

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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