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‘Lapses in concentration cost us’— Carey

​ASSISTANT coach Pete Carey, in command because of Scott Naylor’s four-match ban, said lapses of concentration cost Roughyeds dearly in their 24-18 defeat at Newcastle.

Quarter of an hour from the end, Oldham led 18-6 but then a constant stream of errors gave Thunder the opportunity to mount a late offensive and they did it by throwing caution to the wind and looking to the speed of two-try winger Theerapol Ritson out wide to do the damage.

Said Carey:

“It’s massively disappointing, obviously. We totally controlled the first half. One lapse of concentration let them in for their first-half try but we were generally in control although playing against a strong wind.

“At half-time we spoke about them coming out strongly at us but at that stage I was confident we would have no real problem if we continued to play as well as we did in the first 40.

“All was going swimmingly when we went 18-6 up but, unfortunately, a few lapses of concentration then let them back into the game.

“The lads are totally dejected and disappointed. They feel they have let down themselves and a lot of other people.

“We always knew it would be tough up here, but we didn’t help ourselves in the last 20 minutes when we gifted them all the momentum by making far too many mistakes.

“You can’t keep making mistakes in possession against decent sides. They’ll punish you eventually and that’s what happened.

“And once they had the momentum late on and got on a roll we became rushed and panicky.”



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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