From the 6th min through to 19th min Sheffield Eagles were in total command of this game and Wigan were very much on the back foot. The second half was an even 24 points all and the Lancashire team ran out of steam on the 64th minute and considering their status of top of Super League, never had a try scored against them in the first 10 mins. What was apparent was that that they were not allowed to slow the pob down as they do in SL, and they were not too happy about it.
Looking at the photos after the match it was as if Wigan had dropped a fiver and found a penny and that Tubby had found the fiver!!!!!
Eagles made a real fist of it and should be proud of their achievement.
Well done lads
Penalty Count: Eagles (5) 8 Wigan (4) 10
Conceded by Eagles for Holding down, high tackle, obstruction, not square, ball out on full at restart,spear tackle
Conceded by Wigan: holding down, obstruction,interference at pob,off side,not square, high tackle
Interchanges: Eagles (6) 12 Wigan (4) 10
Attendance 2950 (????) [no idea how it was so little after last weeks 2800 crowd. That stand was almost full and at least double that of when we played London Broncos in 1998(2420)]
Referee: Ian Smith
Eagles: Yere,Thackeray,Lindsay,Howieson,Cook, Stringer, Szostak,Green, Barlow[S], Rowe[S], Haley[S], McDonald, Ropati, Taulapapa, Mossop[S], Barnett
Scorers: Eagles: Yere(6); Barnett(11, 56, 69); Rowe(68) ; Lindsay(79)
Carnegie MOM: Menzie Yere
Eagles MoM: Richie Barnett
300 Club MoM: Alex Szostak
nb: first tries score by Barnett and he gets 3 !!!!! Nice to see his potential appear with that speed