Another slant on what's to come

CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD — round two

Swinton Lions v Oldham (Heywood Road, Sale, 3.00pm Sunday)

Swinton Lions lost 36-24 at Dewsbury Rams last week. Coach John Duffy said: “I thought our effort was there and our last 20 minutes was good. We’ve got to take that into this week. Our games against Oldham are always tight, it will be about who can control the ball better.

“Last time their pivots controlled the game better than ours. We’ll be working on that this week to try and control the game and get a good start.”

Second row Connor Dwyer is doubtful after picking up a head injury.

Following Oldham’s 30-16 home victory over Workington Town, coach Scott Naylor said: “The biggest difference between this performance and how we played against Workington a fortnight ago was how our forwards got stuck in and played with desire and a lot of physicality. Our middle unit was superb. We made a few changes and the lads who came in were terrific.

“The result was everything. In terms of a survival ‘four pointer’, it was as big as it gets. The win puts us in a strong position, but that’s all it does. It doesn’t guarantee us anything. There’s still six games to play and a lot of points to be won. We’ve a lot of hard work ahead.”


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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