Cunningham in 19-man squad for Keighley

YOUNG hooker Jonah Cunningham, the dual-reg player from Leigh who scored a hat-trick of tries on his Oldham debut against West Wales Raiders, is again in Scott Naylor’s 19 for tonight’s (Fri) game at Keighley Cougars. (8pm kick-off).

There are two changes in the 19 from the West Wales game, Phil Joy and Steve Nield replacing dual-reg prop Jordan Dezaria, who picked up a shoulder injury, and Matt Reid.

Reid didn’t play against West Wales because of a sore groin but he was in the original 19.

Oldham (from): Bent, Bridge, Briscoe, Crook, Cunningham, Davies, Hewitt, Holmes, Hooley, Joy, Jones, Kershaw, McComb, Nelmes, Nield, Owen, Rasool, Spencer, West.

Roughyeds currently lie third in Betfred League 1 with 22 points from 16 games.

Workington and Hunslet have the same number of points, but Naylor’s men have a hugely superior for-and-against record compared with both of their nearest play-off rivals.

Oldham, in fact, can boast the second-best defensive record in the whole division; the fourth-best attacking record; and the third-best for-and-against difference.

Interestingly, one of the three teams which has scored more points than Roughyeds is Keighley — 600 against 598.

Where Oldham’s stats score heavily on Keighley’s is on points conceded — Oldham 188, Keighley 393.

Other League 1 games this weekend: London Skolars v York City Knights; Coventry Bears v Hemel Stags; Doncaster v West Wales Raiders; Hunslet v Bradford Bulls; Newcastle Thunder v North Wales Crusaders; Workington Town v Whitehaven.


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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