Scott looks forward to Hunslet after eight straight wins

SCOTT Naylor was delighted with the 44-12 result . . . but not quite so pleased with Oldham’s 80-minute performance against London Skolars.

The best of the southern teams by far, Skolars were only six points down for the best part of half an hour spread across the half-time interval.

Roughyeds set off like a house on fire to go 12-0 up in six minutes, but then they lost their way a bit and it required a late sprint to the finishing line to see off the visitors’ brave challenge.

Said Scott:

“The score (44-12) was probably what a lot of people expected. We didn’t.

“London are a much better side than this score suggests and they gave us a tougher game than some of the recent ones we’ve had.

“We started strongly, but we let them back in it by conceding penalties and consequently field position.

“Skolars can punish you if you do that so this performance shows that we still have a lot to learn.

“We kicked on in the last 25 minutes, scoring some nice tries. Also, we stopped conceding penalties and giving away field position and that made all the difference.

“We had Ben Davies playing only his second game of the season; Dave Eccleston back from injury; Jack Spencer back from injury. It was good they got some game time.

“We now look forward to the Hunslet game. In the league they were the last side to beat us way back on April 8. That defeat still stings.

“They are a good team, especially at home, and we’ll have to be at our best in every department.

“We are now at the half-way stage of the campaign, exactly, and we’re nicely positioned to do well in the second half, given that we’ve won eight league games in a row and we’re in third position.

“We are four points better off than Doncaster now, but we need to keep putting points on the board and we need to carry on winning.”


Club Cash Lottery

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

he 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.

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