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Cup tie v Widnes ‘a great Rugby League day’

THE following letter from Oldham fan Peter Macauley was published in League Express under the headline ‘Widnes fans are the best’.

Peter wrote:

Having attended the Oldham v Widnes Challenge Cup tie, I must comment on the behaviour of the Widnes supporters both during and after the game.

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.


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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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