On This Day: Deadlock before cup success awaits in 1956

Each day whilst we are all in Lockdown this week we will recall a famous match from the current day thanks to Saints Heritage Society.

7 APRIL – 1956

Challenge Cup semi-final: St. Helens 5-5 Barrow at Station Road. Attendance: 38,897.

Deadlock after 80 minutes in what could only be described as an arm-wrestle in modern terms. Frank Carlton scored Saints’ try, which was converted by 19 year old stand-off Austin Rhodes.

Over 40,000 saw Saints triumph 10-5 in the replay at Central Park, Wigan, four days later before we went on to lift the Challenge Cup for the first time at Wembley.

Happy Days.

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