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Winning run halted by Hunslet

Oldham’s eight-game winning streak came to an abrupt end at the South Leeds Stadium as Hunslet claimed a 16-12 victory.

The Roughyeds battled until the final hooter in an effort to snatch a win of their own but poor finishing near the line thwarted their efforts.

Luke Hooley opened the scoring for Oldham in the 13th minute, going over on the right after a quick-fire pass from Zack McComb. Crook failed to convert from near the touchline.

Hunslet hit back through Zac Braham on the 21st minute and led 6-4 after a successful conversion from Joe Sanderson. A Crook penalty restored parity before Matty Wilkinson crashed over from dummy-half to give Oldham a 12-6 interval lead.

The second half belonged to the hosts who prevented Oldham from adding to their score.

Opportunities went begging as Lee Kershaw knocked on over the line and Matt Reid was unable to reach a Dave Hewitt kick.

Hunslet levelelled the scores through a converted Mvududu try before a 60 metre break by Zack Braham allowed Cain Southernwood to go over from close range with 7 minutes remaining.

Oldham threw everything they had at Hunslet but the final pass went astray on a number of occasions and the hosts were able to hang on for the win.


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AS you all know from your own experiences these are tough times for everybody, but we believe you will agree that OLDHAM RLFC is taking massive inspiration from the fabulous NHS and other key workers in tackling Covid head-on, while looking forward positively to the 2021 season and better times ahead thanks to the outstanding work now being done to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Nevertheless, we have to face facts and be realistic enough to accept that the club urgently needs every pound that is currently coming in from whatever source. One of those sources is our Club Cash lottery and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who support us on this. A lot of you who used to pay our collectors on the doorstep have responded to our suggestions on how to pay by different methods and we are extremely grateful for that. Thanks again. You will never know how much difference your contributions make.

Alas, our income from the lottery has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the course of the pandemic and that would be a huge blow financially at any time let alone a time of unprecedented hardship because of the pandemic. It really is a situation we seriously need to address.

With that in mind the prize fund for the duration of the latest national lockdown will be temporarily reduced from February 10.

You will still be able to win a £1,000 first prize, plus £100, £50, £25 and ten £10 prizes every week, while continuing to provide vital support for the club and it will only cost you £1 a week. You can’t get a decent coffee for that, but the difference it makes to the club when multiplied a few times over and then multiplied again by 52 – the number of weeks in the financial year – is of major significance.

If you can help us at all — for £1 a week — it would be hugely appreciated by everyone with Oldham RL Club at heart. The prize structure still represents good value for money for an outlay of £1.

To those who are already members and help us accordingly, we very much hope to retain your support at this extremely difficult time.

Should you wish to play but don’t, due to the pausing of cash collection rounds, we have other options available, which you can discuss with our lottery administrator, John McAndrew on 07980129541 or from the club on 07904 898177.

Alternatively, you can send an email to: mcandrewj@aol.com or to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The prize fund will be increased back to previous levels as soon as latest lockdowns are released. Please watch our website and social media platforms for further announcements.

Finally, if you want more information about the lottery or you wish to discuss your membership please contact one of the numbers given above.

A huge thank-you to you all.

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