Scott looking for 'momentum'

WITH Danny Langtree and Adam Neal back to their best after injury, Oldham will be looking for their fourth win in five games at Newcastle Thunder.

They’ll also be aiming for their third win in a row after victories at Hemel Stags (60-28) and at home against Whitehaven, where they produced one of their best all-round performances of the season to prevail 20-0.

Langtree’s try took his total for the season to 18 — the best by any Roughyeds forward since the formation of Oldham RLFC (1997) Ltd 21 years ago.

Said coach Scott Naylor:

“Thunder will be looking to bounce back after going down at Keighley last week so we expect a very tough test.

“With five games left it’s all about gathering momentum.

“It would be nice to go into the break (a weekend off for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley) on the back of three wins in a row, but we are well aware that Thunder will have something to say about that.”

Roughyeds will pick from a full-strength squad with the exception of the suspended Danny Bridge.

Thunder, lying ninth with 20 points, have conceded that the top five has passed them by, but say they are determined to finish the season strongly as preparation for 2019 when they intend to have a serious crack at promotion from Betfred League 1.

Their squad will show several changes from the side that was beaten 28-12 at the Vestacare Stadium on May 6, most notably with the inclusion of French international scrum-half Remy Marginet, who made his Thunder debut three weeks after their defeat at Oldham.

With seven French caps, Marginet is one of the most experienced players in Betfred League 1.

Coach Jason Payne will pick from this 19-man squad:

Harry Aldous, Jack Aldous, Mo Agoro, Sam Blake, Adam Brook, Jed Charlton, Tyler Craig, Ben Dent, Connor Fitzsimmons, Sam Luckley, Remy Marginet, Liam McAvoy, Aaron Ollett, Vincent Rennie, Liam Richmond, Theerapol Ritson, Liam Scott, Evan Simons, Lewis Young.

Charlton, a teenage forward who has come through the Thunder academy, will be making his senior debut.

Said Payne:

“It hasn’t been the season we hoped it would be, but we are hoping to finish strongly, have some fun and have a dig.

“We looked tired at Keighley and, for the very first time, I had cause to question our attitude, so we are looking for a big response in this one.”

The game kicks off at 3pm at Kingston Park, Newcastle.


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.

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