Summer Bash - - what Scott said

DUE to pre-arranged holidays and family commitments our media team was under-strength at Summer Bash, but Scott Naylor had this to say when speaking to Kevin Richardson of the OLDHAM EVENING CHRONICLE after our 38-28 defeat by Rochdale Hornets at Blackpool.

It was the second time in two games that Roughyeds had surrendered a substantial lead, as they also did in last year’s Summer Bash game against Swinton Lions, and Scott was clearly concerned.

He told Richardson: “It must be psychological. The warm-up is fine; training is fine; the lads are fine; half-time is fine.

“There is something going on in that I need to genuinely try to do something completely different, out of the box, change, or help in some way.

“There is something going on with us when we start making mistakes.We don’t just make one mistake, we compound it by giving away a penalty in the next set and we’ll let in six points.

“Then we kick off and give away a penalty and then we get the ball back and make a mistake. It’s not just one thing, it’s mistake after mistake.

“Whether it’s mental or physical, it’s having a massive impact on us as a team, it’s so negative it’s impossible to get momentum back in games.

“We never have a spell of five or 10 minutes when the game just ebbs and flows — it’s just us defending and us without the ball.

“It’s like a snowball effect, but this is nothing new to us, this is a continuous theme and when it doesn’t happen we win games.

“So far, in five years at the club, when we get things right on the pitch both mentally and physically, nobody has beaten us.

“At the end of the day, if ‘could haves’ and ‘would haves’ been alright we would be in the top six.

“At present we’re ninth and that’s down to us. It’s not by the teams we’ve played, it’s all about us. It’s our fault, it’s my fault, it’s the team’s fault. It’s all up to us and what we’re doing on the field and until we sort out those basics, and I mean absolute basics that you learn as an amateur player, we will continue to lose games.

“We talk about it every week, we work on it every week. You can see we can do it. We do it for 40 minutes. We did last week against Batley. We can do it.

“Show the courage to defend your own line. This is really hurting us.”


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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