On This Day: Saints beat Warrington at Central Park

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

19 APRIL – 1972

Challenge Cup semi-final: St. Helens 10-6 Warrington at Central Park, Wigan.

A fantastic midweek crowd of 32,180 saw the two local rivals renew their acquaintance following the 10-10 scoreline four days before.

Skipper Kel Coslett scored a brilliant diving try [pictured] and kicked two goals; front-rower John Stephens added another in a dominant first half performance that was good enough to get the lads to Wembley.

The final was played on Saturday 13 May 1972, in front of a crowd of 89,495. After leading 12-6 at half time, St.Helens beat Leeds 16-13 after tries from Les Jones, Graham Rees and Kel Coslet who also kicked five goals and picked up the Lance Todd Trophy.

It was St Helens’ fourth Cup Final win in eight Final appearances.

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