ASKED about his team’s overall performance in the 28-12 win over Newcastle Thunder, Oldham boss Scott Naylor said:
“After winning at Workington in the previous game, the right result was the most important thing for us in this one. I was pleased with the result.”
This was his side’s third Betfred League 1 win in a row and he was especially keen to win it because Hemel Stags and West Wales Raiders are next on the agenda so he will be targeting five wins in a row before his side has a weekend off at the end of May.
“For most of the game we were strong and solid. I was slightly disappointed with the two tries we let in during the second half, but I can’t be too disappointed because one of them was from a dropped ball and the other from a one-on-one.
“Overall, we never looked like losing. We were the stronger team. We were solid; we played it the right way; we took our chances; and we put Newcastle under a lot of pressure.
“There was enough evidence today to see that it will be a real tough game at their place later in the season.
“Today was a good day all-round for us — no injuries, two more league points, and lots of lads who are desperate to play, but who are waiting for game time.
“For all of us, it’s onwards and upwards to our next few games.”