'We tried to be amazing when we needed to keep it simple' -- Scott

‘Close game, disappointing result and performance.’

That was Scott Naylor’s summary of the day Roughyeds ended their eight-match winning run and Hunslet completed a league double with a 16-12 win at the South Leeds Stadium.

Said the Oldham boss:

“Hunslet are in good form and playing well, but there is no way they should have done the double on us.

“We had to be tough, and we were for most of the game, especially considering that we lost Danny Bridge and Phil Joy to injury.

“Despite that, and without doing anything amazing, we led 12-6 at half-time and in the second half we only needed to carry on doing the same thing.

“For some reason, though, we didn’t follow instruction, we didn’t kick well and we didn’t reach the end of our sets.

“For 35 minutes in the second half we were defending in our own half, making mistakes and giving Hunslet enough ball and enough good field position to score points, which they’ve done against every other side.

“To score only 12 points at Hunslet, and to concede 16, was disappointing.

“In a game like that, we needed more intelligence, more direction and a lot more calmness.

“Our middle men were immense against a big, strong unit.

“We are a young team but even so we have to have the knowledge to know when to keep it simple instead of trying to do something amazing every time we have the ball.

“Sometimes, you win games by playing boring rugby, by grinding out a win and doing the basics rather than trying the spectacular.

“We’ve only ourselves to blame for this defeat.”

Hunslet boss Gary Thornton said:

“It was two good teams going hammer and tongues at each other, and it could have gone either way.

We couldn’t have complained with a draw, but thankfully we had enough in the tank to win.

“It was a massive defensive effort to keep Oldham pointless in the second half.”

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.

Best of luck!

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