This is just the start -- Naylor

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SCOTT Naylor has warned his Oldham players that the 30-16 win against Workington was merely the start of the final push to secure Championship survival.

With six games to play, Roughyeds are five points better off than Workington and Whitehaven, the bottom two, and one point up on Swinton Lions, who they play next Sunday at Heywood Road, home of Sale RU Club.

Referring to Oldham’s latest victory, Naylor said: “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.”

Back-row forward Craig Briscoe hobbled off with a knee injury, which will be investigated in the next day or two.

He saw only a couple of minute of the action, but Naylor said the other players whom he recalled (Lewis Palfrey, Joe Burke and Sammy Gee) plus debut-boy Scott Turner contributed famously to a fully-deserved win.

Turner, playing full-back, scored two tries for Roughyeds, while others came from Jamel Chisholm, Jack Blagbrough and Danny Langtree.

Lewis Palfrey kicked five goals from five attempts.

Roughyeds led 24-6 at half-time and then held off a spirited Town fightback which produced two late tries.

Oldham: Turner; Clay, Grimshaw, Chisholm; Palfrey, Hewitt; Burke, Owen, Dickinson, Langtree, Middlehurst, Thompson. Subs: Gee, Briscoe, Hughes, Blagbrough.

Ref: Chris Campbell. Att: 573.


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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