Whitehaven beaten

OUR battle to avoid relegation from the KP Championship has taken a double turn for the better in the last 24 hours.

We set the ball rolling with a superb 24-16 win at Sheffield Eagles — our first away win in the Championship and one which enabled us to complete a league double over the full-time professionals from South Yorkshire.

That lifted us above Whitehaven and took us outside of the bottom-two relegation zone for the first time in several weeks.

Then, 24 hours later, the Cumbrians remained second bottom when beaten 16-8 by Batley Bulldogs at the Recreation Ground.

The three Sunday games that are relevant to the relegation battle are Dewsbury Rams v London Broncos, Featherstone Rovers v Workington Town and Swinton Lions v Halifax.

Roughyeds entertain Swinton at Bower Fold next Sunday, July 10, in what will clearly be one of the most important games of the season for both clubs.

Hopefully, all roads will lead to Bower Fold (3pm kick-off) as we strive for our third win in a row and bid to avenge our two previous defeats by the Lions this year.

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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