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Oldham v Swinton Lions (Sunday, Bower Fold 3.00pm)

Oldham picked up their first away victory of the 2016 season against Sheffield with a 24-16 win and moved up to tenth in the Kingstone Press Championship table, one point clear of the relegation positions.

They face local rivals Swinton Lions this weekend. Swinton have sealed victory in both derby games this season, the most recent at the Summer Bash in Blackpool. Oldham were leading 20-0 in that game at half time, before Swinton fought back to win with a late drop goal.

Coach Scott Naylor said, “There’ll be no need for me or anyone else to give the players a pep talk before this one. Swinton have beaten us twice and what happened at Blackpool is still a tender subject and one it will take us a long time to forget. The lads have been talking about this return match for the past couple of weeks.”

Jack Holmes, Steve Roper, Sam Gee and Adam Files are all being considered for the team to play Swinton
Dave Hewitt and Jack Blagbrough have also joined Oldham on loan until the end of 2016 from Sheffield Eagles and could be up for selection.

Swinton Lions were defeated 62-12 by Halifax last weekend. Coach John Duffy said, “We were poor on Sunday. It’s obviously disappointing for us but Halifax are on fire at the moment. We’ve got to dust ourselves down and prepare for a massive game this weekend against Oldham.

“They’re playing really well at the minute though and they’ll be difficult to break down. It’ll be a very tough and physical game. We’re looking forward to going there and hopefully we can come up with the result.”
Connor Dwyer will return for the game.

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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