THE following letter from Oldham fan Peter Macauley was published in League Express under the headline ‘Widnes fans are the best’.
Throughout the game, not only did they give wholehearted support to their own side but they applauded generously whenever Oldham strung together a move or threatened their line.
This culminated in the biggest cheer of the afternoon from the Widnes contingent when Oldham crossed for their first try on 57 minutes.
At the end of the game large numbers of Widnes fans stayed behind, not only to applaud their own players but also those of Oldbam. On leaving the ground I was approached by several Widnes supporters who complimented us on a spirited effort and wished us every success for the remainder of the season.
I would love to meet them again, preferably in the 1895 Cup final at Wembley. I can dream at least.
Good luck to Widnes in all three competitions. Their fans are a credit to the club and to Rugby League in general. It was a great Rugby League day, both on and particularly off the field.
Peter Macauley, Oldham.