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Not many teams will win up there — Carey

ASSISTANT coach Peter Carey did Oldham’s post-match media brief after the 32-10 win at Workington and, understandably, he was upbeat and highly delighted, while not getting carried away.

Said Scott Naylor’s No 2:

“Not many teams will come up here and win like that.

“They’re a big, physical side but we more than matched them in the middle and on the back of that we scored some great tries — six in all — with some good stuff.”

Rampant Roughyeds ran in three tries in each half; three apiece to the forwards (Liam Bent, Danny Langtree, Phil Joy) and the backs (Lee Kershaw, Luke Hooley, David Hewitt).

Added Carey:

“We’ve got to be pleased with that, but there are things we can improve on too and we’ll be working hard to remedy them. There’s always things you can improve on.

“For instance, there were odd times when we moved away from some of the things we had talked about during the week. For the most part we were spot-on, but when we have it right we need to be more consistent in sticking to what we do really well.

“We went through spells when we seemed to think we had to score every time we had the ball instead of controlling the game and being patient, but I have to stress that we did exactly that for very long periods and that’s why we won so convincingly.

“The forwards knew they would have to do longer periods than usual because of the way we were planning to rotate around the three hookers but they all did superbly well.

“Everybody worked hard and played with great enthusiasm in a big team performance . . . and what about Luke Hooley’s try ? That was a bit special. He just ghosted away from one defender after another. All tries are good, but the way he did that was really good.

“They busted us a little bit early on and that was because our spaces in the middle were a little bit too big in the defensive line.

“We fixed that up at half-time and once we had done that we were very solid defensively.

“We worked a lot on defence during the week and also on certain things in the tackle. And in the main everything went according to plan.”

Town boss Leon Pryce said:

“It was the first time this season we were beaten by the better side. We were not getting anywhere because Oldham played better than we did.

“We need to look in the mirror, but I’ll take the ups and the downs of the job and I won’t be making excuses.

“Oldham deserved that victory.”



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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.

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