'Langers' in team of the month

​REGULAR Roughyeds fans won’t be surprised to learn that Danny Langtree is named in the latest ‘Rugby League World’ Betfred League 1 team of the month.

He’s listed in the second-row of a mythical side which reflects individual form over the past four weeks.

With 18 tries to his credit this season, the 27-year-old former St Helens junior is the Roughyeds’ highest-scoring forward in any one season since the formation of the ‘new’ Oldham club 21 years ago.

There are four games still to play in the regular league season and ‘Langers’ will be keen to add to his tally in tomorrow’s (Sunday) clash with Coventry Bears at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off).

He then has the opportunity to show what he can do against the top two teams in the division, York City Knights and Bradford Bulls, before the regular season comes to an end at London Skolars.

Roughyeds currently hold the last play-off spot but they may be required to win each of their remaining games to qualify for the promotion semi-final.

In his eighth season at the club Langtree will be a key man in that quest, having already done enough to cause coach Scott Naylor to say he is enjoying his best-ever year in the Roughyeds’ jersey.

Coventry, tomorrow’s opposition at the Vestacare, are also represented in the team of the month with the inclusion of Birmingham-born Hayden Freeman, a young winger.

York have four in the side, Workington Town three and Bradford Bulls two.

Team of the month: Sam Forrester (Workington); Hayden Freeman (Coventry), Joe Batchelor (York), Jason Mossop (Whitehaven), Ethan Ryan (Bradford); Jamie Doran (Workington), Ben Cockayne (York); Jack Ormondroyd (York), Sean Penkywicz (Workington), Steve Crossley (Bradford), Brad England (Doncaster), Danny Langtree (OLDHAM), Joel Edwards (York).

Roary Competition

Young Oldham fans who entered the Roary colouring competition are urged to return their masterpieces at tomorrow’s game when a box will be placed for them near the turnstiles.

At half-time a presentation will be made to club chaplain Tony Ford who will be attending his last game before taking charge of a church in Barrow.

Tony has been our chaplain for eight years and we owe him and his family a great debt of gratitude.

The club shop will be open from 2pm and the latest issue of Roughyed Review, our 24-page bulletin of club news and views, carries a two-page picture special of our club trip to Wembley last Saturday.

Illustrated in colour with loads of pictures by Dave Murgatroyd and Dave Naylor, the Review is well worth a read.



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