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We fully deserved it — Scott

SCOTT Naylor hailed a ‘fantastic’ performance after Oldham’s 27-6 triumph in the rescheduled Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round tie at Halifax.

While club officials were thumbing through the record books to find out when Roughyeds last won at Halifax , the players were celebrating their win in a noisy post-match dressing room and head coach Naylor was giving his own run-down on a strong all-round performance in which his troops in two shades of green never looked like surrendering the initiative.

He said:

“It was fantastic — gritty, tough and resilient. Even when we put ourselves under pressure we manned up in defence to restrict them to one try on their home ground.

“Every man in the 17 gave everything he had to give and I can’t ask for more than that.

“When we had the ball we asked a few questions of them and scored some good, off-the-cuff tries. We controlled the game for most of the 80 minutes and played it the right way. When we got in front we stayed in front, despite having a player in the bin and losing the penalty count.

“That in itself showed how much effort we put in. We fully deserved it and I hope the lads get the credit they deserve off everybody this week.

“It showed once again that we have a lot to offer this season.

“It was a big night for the fans after the disappointment of losing to York and it was good to see them enjoying themselves and to hear them in fine voice.”

Fax boss Richard Marshall said:

“I fielded a young side, but I don’t want to take anything away from Oldham.

“They came with a simple, but very effective plan, which involved a good kicking game in which Hewitt kept sending us back. It was similar to how we played when beating Leigh.

“Our attitude wasn’t quite right and certainly not when compared with Oldham’s attitude.

“We played a young team and I take full responsibility for that. I thought that team was good enough to win and to play a lot better than it did.

“Oldham took us to task. They were really fired up and they deserved their win — simple as that.

“I took a calculated risk, bearing in mind that we go to Toulouse on Saturday. The young lads will have learned a lot. I’m sure they’ll play with more pride and passion next time.”



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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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