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Law Cup game put back to next Wednesday night

THE Rochdale Hornets versus Oldham Law Cup clash at the Crown Oil Arena, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed and rearranged for next Wednesday night, January 10, kick-off 7.45pm.

The pitch is under water and is so wet that ground staff can’t even start work on it, although the forecast is for drier weather over the weekend and into next week.

Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton: “We are bitterly disappointed because everyone at the club has been building up to it. But there was no alternative way forward because of the weather and the state of the pitch.

“The focus now switches to next Wednesday night when we hope to have a big following of Oldham fans at the Crown Oil Arena to watch the team perform against our traditional derby rivals.”

Rochdale FC are away at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in the third round of the FA Cup, but they are scheduled to play Lincoln City at home next Tuesday night in round three of the EFL Trophy.

Steve Kerr, Hornets chief executive, said: “We have worked extensively with Rochdale AFC to get this game on and we have explored every possible avenue. The ground staff have worked tirelessly to get the pitch ready, but they have been facing an uphill battle. They share our frustration.

“As the weather is forecast to dry up at the weekend, however, we are confident that another five days will give the ground staff ample time to repair the surface.

“They will use waterproof covers and specialist machinery ready for three games in a week. The football club play Lincoln here on Tuesday and then we take on Oldham and Warrington in the space of three days.”

Fans who have already bought tickets for Sunday can use them on Wednesday, while those who are unable to attend in midweek can claim a refund at the Hornets club shop.


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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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