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All eyes on Briscoe when Oldham go to Barrow

THE best wishes of Oldham fans will be with Craig Briscoe when the Roughyeds’ forward goes into battle against his former Barrow team mates in Sunday’s pre-season friendly at the J F Hornby Stadium (Craven Park), kick-off 2pm.

Second-row forward Briscoe missed only two games all season for Barrow in 2015 and then became an early target for Scott Naylor, who was building a squad for promoted Oldham’s first season at Championship level.

The year began with a friendly at Barrow where, early in the game, Briscoe suffered a serious knee injury which restricted him to seven games in two seasons at Oldham and none in 2017 when he was in rehab after major surgery.

On the threshold of a new beginning, he came through his first big test in last week’s Law Cup win at Rochdale, but he now has to do it all over again on the ground he knows so well and where he was stuck down by injury two years ago.

Like Oldham, the Raiders also got their pre-season programme off to a good start with a 46-20 home win against Keighley Cougars, who Roughyeds play at the Vestacare Stadium in their third warm-up run on Sunday week, January 28 (3pm).

Alec Susino, a young Aussie, made his Barrow debut against the Cougars and he is likely to be joined on Sunday by his fellow Aussie and fellow Italian international Dean Parata.

They have played in NRL feeder teams in and around Sydney and newly-promoted Barrow believe they will be useful additions to a squad that is getting ready for life in the newly-named Betfred Championship.

Their other new signings include forwards Jono Smith, from Rochdale, and Glenn Riley from Whitehaven, while the squad also features former Oldham half-back Jamie Dallimore and long-established Craven Park favourites Joe Bullock, Nathan Mossop, Jarrad Stack and new skipper Martin Aspinwall in a tough, experienced pack.

Oldham fans making the trip should note the 2pm kick-off time. Admission prices are £10 adults, £7 concessions, £3 under-16s.


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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