"You go to Hemel to get the job done. We did that," — Scott.

OLDHAM moved up from up fifth to fourth in Betfred League 1 thanks to their 60-28 win at Hemel and Whitehaven’s 46-0 defeat at Bradford.

Roughyeds and Haven clash at the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday (3pm) in a match of such importance that Oldham could drop to as low as seventh if they slip up and other results go as expected.

“In a game like that we’ll have to improve massively, especially defensively,”

summed up coach Scott Naylor, speaking after the Roughyeds’ win at Hemel.

On a hard, brown pitch and with temperatures soaring into the 30s, Roughyeds sailed in for ten tries, but conceded five — three of them in the second half.

Said Naylor:

“It’s always pleasing to win and it was a win we needed, especially with the competition for play-off spots being so tight.

“It’s important you come to a place like this and get the job done, which we did.

“Am I pleased at the performance ? Not really.

“It wasn’t good to see them score 28 points. That’s not what we are about. We needed to be a lot better defensively and we will have to improve massively on defence against Whitehaven, who are one of our main rivals for a play-off spot.

“It’s always nice to win, but we could have done things a lot better and we could have been more switched-on, especially in defence.

“We’ve plenty to work on this week, but we’ll be ready on Sunday.”

Roughyeds have won seven of their ten league games at the Vestacare Stadium, but have lost narrowly to York City Knights (by 2 points), to Hunslet (8 points) and to Workington (2 points).

Some of their best performances and results have been away — at Workington and Whitehaven in Betfred League 1 and at Championship club Halifax in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Roughyeds expect the Cumbrians to provide stern opposition, but believe the renowned vocal support of red and white fans can help to make home advantage count.

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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