On this Day 12th March

On the 12th March in 1989 Leeds took on Wakefield for the second time in a week and in 1995 Leeds progressed to the Challenge Cup semi finals.

ON THIS DAY in 1989 Leeds took on Wakefield for the second time in a week. In the first league meeting just seven days earlier Phil Ford was amongst the try scorers as the Loiners bounced back from their exit in the Challenge Cup, but in this game Wakefield were able to get their revenge and used their home advantage to help them just edge Leeds. Carl Gibson and John Bentley scored the tries for Leeds and David Creasser was able to land two goals but it was not enough and Wakefield managed a 14-12 win.

ON THIS DAY in 1995 Leeds were able to progress through to the semi finals of the Challenge Cup after they recorded a home win over Workington Town. The Loiners had already defeated Bradford Northern in the opening round and then followed this up with victory over Rydale-York thanks to four tries from Jim Fallon. In this game it was Ellery Hanley who provided the inspiration for the Loiners with a hat trick of tries and Francis Cummins, Richard Eyers, Kevin Iro, Geroge Mann and Garry Schofield added the rest of the tries. The club’s top points scorer that season Graham Holroyd landed nine conversions to give the home side a 50-16 win.