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Eagles Beat the Vikings to Lift Inaugural 1895 Cup





After a stunning Challenge Cup final the attention turned to the final of the inaugural 1895 Cup between the Sheffield Eagles and Widnes Vikings as both sides chased a piece of silverware to cap what will ultimately be a 2019 of league alsorans.

Widnes sprang a surprise and beat the Leigh Centurions in the semi-final to get to the showpiece final, the location where they made four Challenge Cup finals, and win two, in the eighties and nineties. The Eagles triumphed over the Batley Bulldogs to take their place at Wembley, the site of their finest hour when they lifted the Challenge Cup back in 1998.

Widnes were slight favourites for the win but both sides had a win apiece in the two games played in the league in 2019.

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User avatarNorman Bates wrote:
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I know nobody ever post on the Seagulls page but i’d Just like to offer my congratulations to the club and all their supporters on this win.

Well done - 100% at Wembley.

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I concur well done Sheffield

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Hi Norman and Watto

Many thanks for your good wishes

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Congratulations to you guys. A good win and, what's more, won in style, in the second half. We know, from experience, when you move the ball wide, you can be irresistible!

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