'Langers' in try-scoring mood

​WITH seven tries in the three games since he returned from injury, Danny Langtree has opened up a clear-cut lead at the top of Oldham’s try-scoring list this season.

He now totals 17 — six more than his nearest challengers Dave Hewitt and Zack McComb, who are joint second on 11.

Both ‘Langers’ and centre Matt Reid have scored in each of the Roughyeds’ last three games against North Wales Crusaders, Doncaster and Hemel Stags.

Reid scored one try in each, while Langtree ran in four against North Wales, one at Doncaster and two at Hemel.

He has now scored more tries in a season than any other Oldham second-row forward since the new club was launched for the start of the 1998 season.

“He’s enjoying his best-ever season,”

said coach Scott Naylor, of the former St Helens junior, who is in his eighth season at the club, having spent 2011 and 2012 in the Roughyeds’ reserve side.

He was withdrawn at half-time at Hemel because of a rib complaint, but both the player and Naylor confirmed afterwards that it was merely a precautionary move with this Sunday’s big game against Whitehaven in mind.

Club captain Gareth Owen, meanwhile, is only one appearance short of reaching 100 games for Roughyeds, having made his debut in a 24-23 Championship One win against Hunslet in July, 2014.

Oldham’s leading try scorers: Langtree 17, Hewitt 11, McComb 11, Bridge 10, Reid 9, Hooley 8, West 8, Joy 7, Kershaw 7, Wilkinson 7.

Sunday’s opponents Whitehaven are assessing the fitness of hooker Stuart Howarth, who suffered a hairline fracture and chipped a bone in his right arm at Bradford last weekend.

Said coach Carl Forster:

“He is determined to play at Oldham. It shows the spirit we have in this group, but we have to go with medical advice.”

Dion Aiye, Dan Abram and Lewis Brown were out injured last week, but they will also be assessed before Forster names his 19 for a match which both clubs have described as ‘must win’.

Hensingham forward Jordan Thompson, an amateur, impressed Forster at Bradford and he may have done enough to retain his place in the squad.

Roughyeds are urging fans to turn up in numbers and become the Roughyeds’ 18th man.

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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