'Best performance for two months' -- Scott

​SCOTT Naylor was suitably impressed by Oldham’s 20-0 win against Whitehaven, describing the performance as “one of our best in the last two months.”

The Cumbrians, who recently went six wins in a row to climb to fourth place in the table, have failed to score this season in home and away clashes with the Roughyeds.

The win kept Oldham in fourth place, but with Workington, Doncaster and Hunslet also victorious it’s still a five-club scrap for three available play-off spots.

Of the five, Roughyeds have by far the best for-and-against record and their robust performance against Whitehaven suggested they might be returning to their best at the right time.

Said Scott:

“In terms of intensity, energy and defensive work it was spot-on, one of our best for a long time.

“The forwards were very strong defensively and the backs did exceptionally well in yardage.

“We also took our chances a little bit better than we have been doing.

“We knew Whitehaven would come at us with a fiery start. We had spoken about that in preparation.

“We felt we needed to match their physicality for ten minutes and then kick-on from there, and that’s pretty much what happened.

“It’s always nice to produce a good performance and to ‘nil’ your opponents and it was just what we needed as we now head to Newcastle for what will be another tough clash.

“Early indications are that we have come through with no knocks or bumps so I’m expecting to have 23 players to pick from, 22 of our own plus on-loan Lee Kershaw.”

Haven player-coach Carl Forster said:

“When Oldham were 12-0 up in the second half all they had to do was complete their sets, do their tackling and drill the ball into touch and they had the right men to do just that in Paul Crook and Dave Hewitt.

“They controlled the game between them and played it at their own pace.

“Oldham are a good team. They ran harder and tackled harder than we did .

“We’ve a bit of soul-searching to do, but we’re still only two points behind the chasing pack so we’ve not given up yet on getting in the play-offs.

“If we don’t make it we’ll think we’ve under-achieved.”

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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