Clay a victim too


RICHARD Lepori, with a badly-gashed hand, wasn’t the only injury victim in Oldham’s fiercely-fought Championship relegation battle with Workington Town.

It has since emerged that Adam Clay suffered a grade-two tear in a shoulder when tackled heavily by Town’s star man Jarrod Sammut early in the second half.

Town’s talisman half-back failed to put a penalty into touch. Clay collected the ball just inside the touchline and moved infield where Sammut’s tackle caused Clay’s legs to go above the horizontal.

The Roughyeds winger went down heavily on his shoulder and Sammut was penalised for an illegal tackle.

Clay completed the game on the wing, but with only one strong arm he was severely restricted with the game finely balanced at 20-18 in the Cumbrians’ favour. They went on to win 32-30.

The medical team at Huddersfield Giants, Oldham’s partner club, have since told him that he suffered a grade-two tear when his shoulder hit the hard ground first and took the full impact.

The Giants’ medics spent a lot of time with him before sending him away with an extensive rehab programme which will cover two more weeks.

Whether he will play in the opening Shield game on August 7 is not clear at this stage but, if not, he should be ready for the following weekend.

* Roughyeds have apologised to fans for having no programmes at the last two league games. It was due to circumstances beyond their control, they said, and steps would be taken to make sure it didn’t happen again.

* Mr and Mrs Newby (Dobcross), Phil Hunt (Oldham) and Robert Hunt (Rochdale) each won a pair of tickets for Bower Fold match-day sponsors’ suite places in ORSA’s annual-meeting draw. Prizes were donated by the parent club.

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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