What Scott said . . .

BEATEN 32-30 by Workington Town at Bower Fold, we finished the 23-match regular season in the Championship three places off the bottom with Workington and Whitehaven beneath us.

Each side scored five tries and five conversions but Town had an extra two points from a 30th-minute penalty which gave them their narrow margin margin.

Richard Lepori, Gareth Owen, Michael Ward and Kenny Hughes (2) scored Oldham’s tries with Dave Hewitt landing the goals.

What they said . . .


We got what we deserved because we played dumb rugby. It was a huge game in our season and we didn’t perform.

To score 30 points at home in a massive game, and still lose, shows that you haven’t turned up defensively.

We let in some soft tries and that’s a pity going into the play-offs. They put a lot of pressure on us with Jarrod Sammut’s kicking game. They played the game the right way: Not many penalties conceded and lots of hard work.

We’re still three points in front of both Cumbrian clubs but we’ve given ourselves a lot of work to do now.


We twice got into a commanding position to win — 20-6 and 32-18 — and then nearly let it slip. But I can’t fault the desire and attitude of my players, especially as we had to reshuffle our back line when I lost both wingers to injury.

We played much of the game with the centres on the wings and with a couple of others, Gee and Olstrum, playing out of position in the centres. With ten minutes left, when Oldham were throwing everything at us, we had used up all our subs.

We showed a lot of pride and passion. We dominated the first half; Oldham were on top in the second . But I thought their second try was offside. After half time they upped the tempo. We had a simple game plan, based on what we knew of Oldham and what we could glean from video.

They have some smart dummy-half workers who caused us problems, but we got there in the end.

The win takes us off bottom in the division and above Whitehaven, which is a start. We’ve still a lot of games which need to be won, but we’ve given ourselves a fighting chance of staying in this division.”

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: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

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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