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Title: ... p60 - Jim Mills drops Bill Ashurst in opening minutes... by Gazz - Widnes

Big Jim poleaxed Bill Ashurst with a haymaker of frightening proportions in a night game


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Big Jim poleaxed Bill Ashurst with a haymaker of frightening proportions in a night game against Wigan at Naughton Park.The game was only a few minutes old and people were still coming through the gate but Ashurst was intent on giving Jim the bird and niggled him in an early couple of tackles.The big fella saw the blue mist and retaliated in frightening style,dropping Ashurst like a brick with an awesome right hander.He was walking before the ref raised the red card.Poor Ashurst was left prostrate on the deck and it was scary watching him receive treatment looking at deaths door,his arms flailing.I still remember the late comers asking 'is Mills not playing?'

SEE MILLS ENTRY 01 From Geoff @ Widnes he wrote on the 13-01-2004

Two clashes stand out in my memory. First against Wigan at homein aleague game in the 1970's. Bill Ashurst, no small man himself riled Jim until Jim just took matters in his own hands. He was dispatched with a punch or two, at a play the ball I think. Mills walked Ashurst was carried off on a stretcher out cold. It is alleged on his return to the living he said" Vinty can get someone else to rile him next time!" Karalius was coaching Wigan at the time.

Appears in the following pages ....P60_Jim MILLS
Date of posting ... 17-May-2005
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