Swinton Lions 26 Oldham 4

WE struggled to find our best form once again when going down 26-4 at Swinton with a very similar side to the one which beat the Lions 22-18 in a Bower Fold thriller in April.

This time we were 12-0 down at half-time and we dominated much of the second half without being able to open our account.

When Chris Atkin landed a long-range penalty in the 65th minute to ease the Lions out to 14-0, we lost our way defensively a little bit and Jack Murphy and Chris Hankinson scored late tries to produce a scoreline which perhaps didn’t reflect just how competitive the game was.

The Hankinson try, his second, was a breakaway effort from near his own line as a direct result of an Oldham attack that broke down.

We were also attacking when Swinton scored their first try from a ricochet off a Scott Leatherbarrow kick — proof positive that when you’re going through a bad patch you rarely get the bounce of the ball.

Appropriately, our only try was scored by in-form Richard Lepori near the end; reward for another big game by the full-back.

Swinton — goals, Atkin 5/5; tries, Lloyd, Hankinson (2), Murphy.
Oldham — try, Lepori.

Oldham: Lepori; Clay, Tyson, Grimshaw, Turner; Leatherbarrow, Hewitt; Spencer, Hughes, Neal, Adamson, Langtree, Thompson. Subs: Hill, Bent, Owen, Ward.

Referee: John McMullen; Att: 628

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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