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Naylor upbeat about Bulls showdown

​EX-Bull Scott Naylor is taking a bullish stand about what to expect from Oldham in Sunday’s Betfred League 1 showdown against Bradford Bulls, his old club, at what will be a full-house Vestacare Stadium.

The Roughyeds head coach, a member of Bradford’s all-conquering side of 20 years ago, has told the city’s Telegraph and Argus that Bulls fans can stand by for a close encounter.

And he has no worries about the ability of his Roughyeds outfit to back-up their sterling, all-action display at York last Sunday with a similar show against the Bulls.

Roughyeds fell agonisingly short at Bootham Crescent, losing 10-6, but they finished the stronger side and they looked capable of snatching it in the last few minutes.

They felt strongly that a crucial decision went against them, robbing them of a full set with the Knights visibly tiring and defending desperately in their red zone.

Said the Oldham boss:

“We ran out of time but I can’t speak too highly of how the boys played.

“There was nothing to be down about afterwards. Every player gave everything he had to give. They all played well and I know they’ll be up for it again on Sunday.

“I don’t subscribe to the view that it will be hard to rise to that level again a week later. Just the opposite, in fact.

“A tough game like that was exactly what was required as preparation for a similar clash this weekend.

“Down in West Wales, where they won 104-0, the Bulls were involved in a completely different sort of game.

“I know which was the better preparation for Sunday’s game, that’s for sure.”

The Roughyeds medical team will tonight be checking out Paul Crook, who damaged a foot at York and missed the whole of the second half.

Bradford need to win to keep their title hopes alive.

An Oldham win would keep them on course for play-off qualification and a possible trip to Bradford in the promotion semi-final.


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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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