On this day in 1990: Wigan beat Warrington at Wembley
Today marks three decades since Wigan’s 36-14 Challenge Cup Final victory against Warrington.
It was their third successive Wembley victory and nobody knew then that the club would stretch the run to eight years.
Wigan reached the final with a 20-14 semi-final win against St Helens and, in the decider, Mark Preston and Kevin Iro each scored two tries, with Denis Betts and Ellery Hanley also crossing. Joe Lydon struck six goals.
Mike Gregory and David Lyon – ironically, both Wiganers who would later have coaching roles with their hometown club – scored Warrington’s tries.
Wigan: Hampson; Lydon, Iro, Bell, Preston; Edwards, Gregory; Shelford, Dermott, Platt, Betts, Goodway, Hanley. Subs: Goulding, Gildart. Coach: Monie.
Warrington: Lyon; Drummond, Mercer, Darbyshire, Forster; Crompton, Bishop; Burke, Mann, Harmon, Jackson, Sanderson, Gregory. Subs: McGinty, Thomas. Coach: Johnson.
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