• Short Summary

    WAKEFIELD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION WON THE RUGBY LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    WAKEFIELD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION WON THE RUGBY LEAGUE CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY).THEY BEAT THIS YEAR'S FAVOURITES WIGAN, 25 - 10.

    A CROWD OF 85, 0000 SAW WAKEFIELD TRINITY TAKE UP A 5-0 LEAD OVER WIGAN AT HALF TIME.WIGAN FULL BACK AND INTERNATIONAL DAVE BOLTON WAS CARRIED OFF ON A STRETCHER AT HALF TIME AND DIDN'T GET BACK INTO THE GAME UNTIL 17 MINUTES INTO THE SECOND HALF.

    IN THE CLOSING STAGES OF THE GAME WIGAN TRIED AND THE WAKEFIELD TRINITY THIRTEEN PRESSED HOME A TREMENDOUS ATTACK RESULTING IN THEIR 15 POINT WIN.

    SYNOPSIS:
    85, 000 FANS PACKED WEMBLEY STADIUM ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO WATCH THE ENGLISH RUGBY LEAGUE CUP FINAL.

    THE TWO TEAMS COMPETING FOR THE LEAGUE'S TOP PRIZE WERE WIGAN AND LAST YEAR'S WINNERS, WAKEFIELD - THIS YEAR REGARDED AS HAVING LITTLE CHANCE OF TAKING THE CUP.WIGAN - THROUGH PITCHFORD - OPENED THE SCORING IN THE SECOND HALF...IN SPITE OF HAVING FULL-BACK ASHTON OFF THE FIELD THROUGH INJURY.

    PITCHFORD'S TRY MADE THE SCORE WAKEFIELD 5 POINTS: WIGAN 3.BUT THEN WAKEFIELD SCORED A GREAT TRY THROUGH COETZER.

    FOX CAME TO TAKE THE KICK AND COLLECT TWO MORE POINTS.

    A BRILLIANT INTERCEPTION BY WAKEFIELD WHEN WIGAN LOOKED LIKE MAKING A SUCCESSFUL COME-BACK WIDENED THE GAP.FOX CONVERTED AND THE SCORE: WAKEFIELD 15: WIGAN 3.

    BUT COURAGEOUSLY, WIGAN REFUSED TO ACCEPT DEFEAT, AND CARLTON WENT OVER TO LIFT HIS TEAM'S SCORE TO 10 POINTS.

    IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE GAME WAKEFIELD CAME IN TO THEIR OWN.A COUPLE OF MORE TRIES SCORED IN SPECTACULAR FASHION MADE THEM CLEAR WINNERS.

    FINAL SCORE WAKEFIELD 25: WIGAN 10.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC369SKQW8TPKY7ML4J2UPMDXH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC369SKQW8TPKY7ML4J2UPMDXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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