1989–90 Lancashire Cup

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1989–90 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 17
Winners Warrington
Runners-up Oldham
Seasons

The 1989–90 Lancashire Cup was the 77th occasion on which the completion had been held. Warrington won the trophy by beating Oldham by the score of 24-16 in the final. The match was played at Knowsley Road, Eccleston, St Helens, Merseyside, (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 9.990 and receipts were £41,804.

Background[edit]

This season, Chorley Borough (see note 1) joined the league, bringing the total number of entrants up to 17.
This necessitated the need for a preliminary round (consisting of just 1 game). The first round (proper) then involved 16 clubs, thus removing the need of any “blank” or “dummy” fixtures or any byes.

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

Preliminary Round[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Wed 30 Aug 1989 Chorley Borough (2) 12-6 Trafford Borough Victory Park 628 1 2

Round 1[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Fri 15 Sep 1989 Chorley Borough (2) 4-50 Wigan Hilton Park 5026 3 [3]
2 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Barrow 2-46 Oldham Craven Park 2253
3 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Carlisle 6-46 Widnes Brunton Park 4329 4 [4]
4 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Leigh 26-8 Whitehaven Hilton Park 2039
5 Sun 17 Sep 1989 St. Helens 78-10 Runcorn Highfield Knowsley Road 5498 5 [5]
6 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Salford 52-12 Rochdale Hornets The Willows 3094
7 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Warrington 16-6 Swinton Wilderspool 4055 [6]
8 Sun 17 Sep 1989 Workington Town 24-30 Fulham Derwent Park 702

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 27 Sep 1989 Fulham 4-34 Wigan Hendon F.C. 3204 6 7 [3]
2 Wed 27 Sep 1989 Leigh 12-34 Widnes Hilton Park 6748 [4]
3 Wed 27 Sep 1989 St. Helens 6-36 Oldham Knowsley Road 7834 [5]
4 Wed 27 Sep 1989 Salford 4-27 Warrington The Willows 4994 [6]

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 Thu 05 Oct 1989 Oldham 19-18 Wigan Watersheddings 8603 [3]
2 Tue 10 Oct 1989 Warrington 28-6 Widnes Wilderspool 10240 [4][6]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 14 October 1989 Warrington 24-16 Oldham Knowsley Road 9990 £41,804.00 8 [6][7]

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

Warrington Oldham
teams
David Lyon 1 Duncan Platt[1]
Des Drummond 2 Steve Robinson[2]
Joe Ropati 3 Gary Hyde
Tony Thorniley[3] 4 Richard Irving[4]
Mark Forster 5 Paul Lord
Robert Turner[5] 6 Brett Clarke[6]
Greg Mackey 7 Mike Ford
Tony Burke[7] 8 Leo Casey
Mark Roskell[8] 9 Andy Ruane[9]
Steve Molloy 10 John Fieldhouse
Bob Jackson[10] 11 Shaun Allen
Gary Sanderson[11] 12 Keith Newton[12]
Mike Gregory (c) 13 John Cogger[13] (c)
Paul Darbyshire[14] (for David Lyon 34mins) 14 Richard Russell (for Duncan Platt 34mins)
Ronnie Duane (for Gary Sanderson 65mins) 15 xJohn Fairbank[15] (for Leo Casey 58mins)
24 score 16
14 HT 12
Scorers
Tries
Joe Ropati (1) T Steve Robinson (1)
Mark Forster (1) T Richard Irving (1)
Bob Jackson (2) T Paul Lord (1)
Goals
Robert Turner (4) G Duncan Platt (1)
G Gary Hyde (1)
Referee R Tennant (Castleford)
Man of the match Bob Jackson - Warrington - Second-row
sponsored by Greenall Whitley
Competition Sponsor Greenalls

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

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Salford 52
Rochdale Hornets 12
Salford 4
Warrington 27
Warrington 16
Swinton 6
Warrington 28
Widnes 6
Leigh 26
Whitehaven 8
Leigh 12
Widnes 34
Carlisle 6
Widnes 46
Warrington 24
Oldham 16
St. Helens 78
Runcorn Highfield 10
St. Helens 6
Oldham 36
Barrow 2
Oldham 46
Oldham 19
Wigan 18
Workington Town 24
Fulham 30
Fulham 4
Wigan 34
Chorley Borough (2) 4
Wigan 50

Notes[edit]

1 * Chorley Borough (2) were elected to the league during the close season after the previous team of the same name moved out and to Altrincham as Trafford Borough. This was the first Lancashire Cup match played by the newly formed and elected club and also to be played at the new venue, home of Chorley F.C.
2 * The first Lancashire Cup match played by the reformed and newly named Trafford Borough The half time score was 2-6 in favour of Trafford Borough
3 * Match played at Leigh's Hilton Park
4 * Match played at Carlisle United's Brunton Park
5 * This was the 25th successive defeat for Runcorn Highfield
6 * The venue is given by RUGBYLEAGUEprojects[1] as Chiswick Poly Sports Grd - Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–91[7] gives the vunue as Claremont Road stadium which, at that date, was the home ground of Hendon F.C.
7 * The first Lancashire Cup match to be played on this ground, one of many used by Fulham during the nomadic period between 1985-1993
8 * 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

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 "Wigan "Cherry and White" archived results". 
  4. ^ a b c "Widnes Vikings - History - Season In Review - 1896–97". 
  5. ^ a b "Saints Heritage Society - History - Season 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 Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990–91. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 

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