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New-boy Brook in 19-man squad

​ADAM Brook, the half-back who has joined Oldham on a season-long loan from Halifax, goes straight into the provisional 19-man squad for tomorrow’s (Sun) pre-season derby clash against Swinton Lions at Heywood Road, Sale (3pm kick-off).

Squad: Liam Bent, Anthony Bowman, Adam Brook, Ben Calland, Jamie Greenwood, Danny Grimshaw, Richie Hawkyard, Dave Hewitt, Jack Holmes, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Phil Joy, Lee Kershaw, Scott Law, Harry Maders, Luke Nelmes, Gareth Owen, Jack Spencer, Emerson Whittel, Matty Wilkinson.

Danny Grimshaw and on-loan Lee Kershaw are also in line to make their first Roughyeds appearances of the pre-season so far, ‘Grimmer’ having been cleared to play following a hamstring pull which kept him out of the squad that beat Barrow Raiders away and then retained the Law Cup with a win over Rochdale.

In the impressive 24-8 win against Hornets, back-row pair Liam Bent (58) and Ben Calland (47) made an astonishing 105 tackles between them.

They will have to do a lot more tackling against a strong-looking Lions outfit which can be expected to give Roughyeds their biggest test so far, but one which Scott Naylor’s men are eagerly looking forward to.

Stuart Littler’s 20-man Lions squad includes five new signings in forwards Gavin Bennion, Jose Kenga, Adam Jones and Lewis Hatton and half-back Oscar Thomas.

Squad: Matty Ashton, Ben Austin, Gavin Bennion, Billy Brickhill, Mike Butt, Rob Fairclough, Ryan Gray, Aaron Hall, Jack Hansen, Frankie Halton, Lewis Hatton, Will Hope, Adam Jones, Paddy Jones, Jose Kenga, Rhodri Lloyd, Oscar Thomas, Luke Waterworth, Ashley Warne, Chris Worrall.

This will be the first head-to-head of these two long-established Lancashire rivals since 2017.

More than 1,000 fans saw Swinton win comfortably in the final game of the Championship Shield to retain their second-tier status and to condemn Roughyeds to a return to League 1.

The bad memories of that day will help to inspire Roughyeds as they seek to take a Championship scalp for the third Sunday in a row.

Admission prices (all offering the option of a main-stand seat) are as follows: Adults £14, Concessions £10, juniors £3.

Scott and the boys hope as many fans as possible will make the short journey to Sale to support Roughyeds in their bid to make it three wins in a row.

Let’s back the boys and make it happen !



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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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