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Everyone who came into the side did well — Scott

IT wasn’t a nip-and-tuck game to start Scott Naylor’s pulse racing, but the Oldham boss, as you would expect, was pleased with his side’s “professional job” in beating Hemel Stags 74-6.

Stags went into an early 6-0 lead, but Roughyeds quickly recovered their composure to score 13 tries and 11 goals and produce their biggest winning margin in more than eight years.

Said Scott:

“I’m pleased with the result, obviously. We did a professional job, but there is always a danger lurking in a game this this; there’s a big temptation for players to go away from structure and, instead, to start making things up as they go along.

“That’s usually when things go wrong, but in the main we stuck to what we had been doing in training and that stood us in good stead.

“I thought everyone who came into the side did very well. Gareth Owen looked good at half-back and that was very pleasing.

“Taken all round it was a good performance. We did what we were expected to do.

“It wasn’t an inspirational game but you can only do what you have to do. That we did that, achieving what we set out to do, is beyond question.

“Because of the way the fixtures have dropped we’ve had a difficult start to the season, so we needed to make up ground in our ‘for and against’ stats by scoring some points and by playing some nice, expansive rugby.

“It was good for the fans to see some good rugby and some good tries.”

Added chairman Chris Hamilton:

“We could easily have topped 100 points. We were a bit sloppy at times in the first half but in the main we played good rugby, scored some great tries and did what we had to do.

“To come into the side, score three tries, carry the ball strongly and do his tackling like he did, Zack McComb did a great job.

“I was going to award Luke Nelmes with Magic Moment because of his first try, but his second was even better. He’s a big man with a big heart, all arms and elbows, not the sort of opponent you would want running straight at you if you were defending.”



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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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