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Martin ‘reluctantly’ released from his contract

OLDHAM have confirmed that utility back Joe Martin has played his last game for Roughyeds and has left the club.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton:

“Having received an offer to play in Australia, he asked to be released from his contract.

“It came completely out of the blue, given that it hadn’t been long since he was given a professional contract by the club.

“Naturally, we were not happy about the situation. However, the player clearly wanted to go and said it was an opportunity he was keen to take so reluctantly we have had to agree to release him from his contract.”

In the seven weeks that he was an Oldham professional he made two appearances and scored two tries.

Cup-tie not all ticket

OLDHAM are keen to make it clear that their forthcoming Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth-round tie against Hull KR at Bower Fold, Stalybridge on Sunday, April 22 (3pm), ‘Groundhog Day’, is NOT all-ticket.

Cash turnstiles will be open on the day, but by selling tickets in advance the club hopes to ease a lot of turnstile congestion and speed up the flow of fans into the ground.

You can buy tickets every day next week, Monday to Friday inclusive, from 9.30am to 3pm at the Oldham RLFC office inside the Vestacare Stadium. Tickets are also available today (Friday) between the same times.

The tie is billed by Oldham as ‘Groundhog Day’ in a reference to their stunning Challenge Cup win at Hull KR in 2016 which represented one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport’s famous knock-out competition.

Hunslet away

TIME of kick-off in the Hunslet versus Oldham game at the South Leeds Stadium on Sunday, June 24, has been put back from 3pm to 3.30pm to avoid clashing with the England football team’s World Cup game that day.


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Club Cash

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

The 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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