Cup winners back together

Reunion of the 1987 Halifax Rugby League at The Watermill, Salterhebble. Back row (LtoR) Keith Neller, Jack Scroby, Doc Thornber,Phil Coventry (kitman), Roy Dickinson,Mick Scott, Gary Stephens,Richard Fairbank, Ben Beevers.'Front Row (Lto R) Steve Smith, John Pendlebury, Tony Anderson, Paul Dixon, Colin Whitfield'Seated Scott Wilson
Reunion of the 1987 Halifax Rugby League at The Watermill, Salterhebble. Back row (LtoR) Keith Neller, Jack Scroby, Doc Thornber,Phil Coventry (kitman), Roy Dickinson,Mick Scott, Gary Stephens,Richard Fairbank, Ben Beevers.'Front Row (Lto R) Steve Smith, John Pendlebury, Tony Anderson, Paul Dixon, Colin Whitfield'Seated Scott Wilson

Halifax’s 1987 Challenge Cup winning side were reunited this week.

The team who beat St Helens 19-18 in the Wembley finale met up at The Watermill pub, Salterhebble, 25 years after their victory.

That fateful day is remembered for John Pendlebury’s drop goal and last-ditch tackle on Mark Elia.

Back row (LtoR) Keith Neller, Jack Scroby, Doc Thornber,Phil Coventry (kitman), Roy Dickinson,Mick Scott, Gary Stephens,Richard Fairbank, Ben Beevers.

Front Row (Lto R) Steve Smith, John Pendlebury, Tony Anderson, Paul Dixon, Colin Whitfield. Seated Scott Wilson