1974–75 Challenge Cup

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1974–75 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 Rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 85,098
Broadcast partners BBC
Winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Runners-up Wolvescolours.svg Warrington
Lance Todd Trophy Widnes colours.svg Ray Dutton

The 1974–75 Challenge Cup was the 74th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. The final was contested by Widnes and Warrington at Wembley.

Widnes beat Warrington 14–7 at Wembley in front of a crowd of 85,098.[1]

The winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was Widnes full back, Ray Dutton.[2]

This was Widnes’ fourth Cup Final win in sixth Final appearances.[3]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
08 Feb Castleford Bradford Northern 13-13
08 Feb Dewsbury Celtic Hull Kingston Rovers 15-31
08 Feb New Hunslet Mayfield 9-5
08 Feb Whitehaven Leeds 7-16
08 Feb Wigan Dewsbury 33-2
09 Feb Barrow Workington Town 5-5
09 Feb - replay Bradford Northern Castleford 10-7
09 Feb Bramley St Helens 5-30
09 Feb Featherstone Rovers Salford 7-17
09 Feb Huddersfield Rochdale Hornets 18-21
09 Feb Hull FC Batley 20-0
09 Feb Leigh Doncaster 36-3
09 Feb Oldham Blackpool 12-3
09 Feb Swinton Widnes 4-13
09 Feb Wakefield Trinity Huyton 33-5
09 Feb Warrington Halifax 32-6
09 Feb York Keighley 26-9
12 Feb -replay Workington Town Barrow 14-3

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
22 Feb Wakefield Trinity St Helens 13-9
23 Feb Hull FC Widnes 12-13
23 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Workington Town 19-7
23 Feb Leigh Bradford Northern 5-23
23 Feb New Hunslet York 16-9
23 Feb Rochdale Hornets Oldham 10-10
23 Feb Salford Leeds 12-17
23 Feb Wigan Warrington 17-24
26 Feb - replay Oldham Rochdale Hornets 15-3

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
08 Mar Leeds Bradford Northern 22-6
09 Mar New Hunslet Warrington 3-23
09 Mar Oldham Widnes 4-10
09 Mar Wakefield Trinity Hull Kingston Rovers 27-10

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
22 Mar Warrington Leeds 11-4
05 Apr Wakefield Trinity Widnes 7-13

Final[edit]

10 May 1975
Widnes 14 – 7 Warrington
Try: Mills
Goal: Dutton (5)
Drop goal: Dutton
Report Try: Bevan
Goal: Whitehead (2)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 85,098
Referee: P. Geraghty (York)[4]
Man of the Match: Ray Dutton
FB 1 Ray Dutton
RW 2 Alan Prescott
RC 3 Mick George
LC 4 Mal Aspey
LW 5 Chris Anderson
SO 6 Eric Hughes
SH 7 Reg Bowden
PR 8 Jim Mills
HK 9 Keith Elwell
PR 10 Barry Sheridan
SR 11 John Foran
SR 12 Mick Adams
LF 13 Doug Laughton (c)
Substitutes (not used):
IC 14 Dennis O'Neill
IC 15 Nick Nelson
Coach:
Vince Karalius
FB 1 Derek Whitehead
RW 2 Mike Philbin
RC 3 Derek Noonan
LC 4 Frank Reynolds Substituted off 38'
LW 5 John Bevan
SO 6 Alan Whittle
SH 7 Parry Gordon
PR 8 Dave Chisnall (c)
HK 9 Kevin Ashcroft
PR 10 Bobby Wanbon
SR 11 Tommy Conroy
SR 12 Tommy Martyn Substituted off 45'
LF 13 Barry Philbin
Substitutes:
IC 14 Wilf Briggs Substituted in 38'
IC 15 Mike Nicholas Substituted in 45'
Coach:
Alex Murphy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Raymond; Howes, David (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 199. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ Mather, Harold (12 May 1975). "Warrington are outplayed". The Guardian. London. p. 20. 

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