1991–92 Lancashire Cup

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1991–92 Lancashire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners St. Helens
Runners-up Rochdale Hornets
Seasons

The 1991–92 Lancashire Cup was the seventy-ninth occasion on which the completion had been held. St. Helens won the trophy by beating Rochdale Hornets by the score of 24-14 in the final. The match was played at Wilderspool, Warrington, now in the County Palatine of Chester but (historically in the county of Lancashire). The attendance was 9,269 and receipts were £ ?

Background[edit]

The total entrants remained the same as last season, i.e. at 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][edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Sun 25 Aug 1991 Workington Town '27-18 Widnes Derwent Park 3499 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 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Highfield 11-34 Rochdale Hornets Hoghton Road Stadium 700 2
2 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Leigh 59-12 Chorley Borough (2) Hilton Park 2415
3 Sun 15 Sep 1991 London Crusaders 10-38 Wigan Barnet Copthall 1893 3 [3]
4 Sun 15 Sep 1991 St. Helens 104-12 Trafford Borough Knowsley Road 4550 4 [4]
5 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Salford 22-16 Warrington The Willows 3656 [5]
6 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Swinton 21-22 Oldham Station Road 3285
7 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Whitehaven 12-44 Carlisle Recreation Ground 873
8 Sun 15 Sep 1991 Workington Town '12-6 Barrow Derwent Park 2721

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 Thu 26 Sep 1991 Rochdale Hornets 25-18 Salford Spotland 1829
2 Thu 26 Sep 1991 St. Helens 39-26 Oldham Knowsley Road 7025 [4]
3 Thu 26 Sep 1991 Wigan 42-12 Leigh Central Park 11153 [3]
4 Thu 26 Sep 1991 Workington Town 2-11 Carlisle Derwent Park 4278

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 10 Oct 1991 Rochdale Hornets 19-6 Carlisle Spotland 1842
2 Thu 10 Oct 1991 St. Helens 28-16 Wigan Knowsley Road 17125 [3][4]

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Sunday 20 October 1991 St. Helens 24-14 Rochdale Hornets Wilderspool 9269 5 [4]

Teams and Scorers[4][edit]

St. Helens Rochdale Hornets
Teams Team Includes
Dave Tanner[1] 1
Mike Riley[2] 2
Gary Connolly 3
Tea Ropati 4 Colin Whitfield
Anthony Sullivan 5 Matt Calland
Phil Veivers 6 Mike Kuiti
Paul Bishop[3] 7 Darren Abram
Jon Neill 8 Bob Marsden
Paul Groves 9 Martin Hall
Kevin Ward 10 Steve Gartland
John Harrison[4] 11 Ronnie Duane
George Mann 12
Shane Cooper 13
Mark Bailey[5] (for ???) 14
Paul Forber[6] (for ???) 15
Mike McClennan coach Allan Agar
24 score 14
8 HT 10
Scorers
Tries
Phil Veivers (2) T Darren Abram (1)
Paul Bishop (1) T Ronnie Duane (1)
George Mann (2) T Mike Kuiti (1)
Goals
Paul Bishop (2) G Colin Whitfield (1)
Referee R (Ronnie) Campbell (Widnes)
Man of the match ??
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]

This chart excludes the match in the preliminary round

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
                       
St. Helens 104
Trafford Borough 2
St. Helens 39
Oldham 26
Swinton 21
Oldham 22
St. Helens 28
Wigan 16
London Crusaders 10
Wigan 38
Wigan 49
Leigh 12
Leigh 59
Chorley Borough (2) 12
St. Helens 24
Rochdale Hornets 14
Highfield 11
Rochdale Hornets 34
Rochdale Hornets 25
Salford 18
Salford 22
Warrington 16
Rochdale Hornets 19
Carlisle 6
Workington Town 12
Barrow 6
Workington Town 2
Carlisle 11
Whitehaven 12
Carlisle 44

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The attendance is given as 3,500 in the Widnes official archives[2] - RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] gives it as 3,499||[2]
2 * First Lancashire Cup match by newly named/reformed club and also at this stadium, home at the time of St Helens Town A.F.C.
3 * The first Lancashire Cup match to be played on this ground, one of many used by Fulham during the nomadic period between 1985-1993
4 * The second score of over 100 points (and the second highest score) in the history of the competition when ||St. Helens beat Trafford Borough by 104 to 12. The highest occurred on 14 September 1986 when St. Helens beat Carlisle by 112 to 0
4 * Wilderspool was the home ground of Warrington from 1883 to the end of the 2003 Summer season when they moved into the new purpose built Halliwell Jones Stadium. Wilderspool remained as a sports/Ruugby League ground and is/was used by Woolston Rovers/Warrington Wizards junior club.
The ground had a final capacity of 9,000 although the record attendance was set in a Challenge cup third round match on 13 March 1948 when 34,304 spectators saw Warrington lose to Wigan 10-13.

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