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Bowman, Joy back in provisional 19

​PROP Phil Joy and play-anywhere Anthony Bowman are back in Oldham’s 19 for the Betfred League 1 clash at Cougar Park tomorrow (Sat) evening, kick-off 6.30pm.

Joy was given last weekend off to celebrate his elder brother’s wedding, while Bowman has been out injured for a few weeks.

Stepping down to make way for these two in the 19 are winger Harry Maders and young hooker Jamie Greenwood.

Joy and Bowman, whose last appearance at Cougar Park was in a Keighley shirt against Oldham, are two of the most experienced players in the Roughyeds squad while Maders and Greenwood are two of the youngest — a broad hint that the Oldham boss is going for nous and a street-wise approach.

Oldham’s 19: Bent, Bowman, Bridge, Calland, Crook, Davies, Gwaze, Hawkyard, Hewitt, Holmes, Johnson, Joy, Langtree, Law, McComb, Owen, Spencer, Whittel, Wilkinson.

Cougars are bottom of the league but only because they started off on minus-12 points because of financial turmoil under previous owners.

Five wins and a draw from eight games would have put them third in the table — one spot higher than Oldham — in normal circumstances.

Despite that, Cougars have this week sacked coach Craig Lingard and it will be interesting to see whether the Keighley players react adversely to his sacking or determine to do well for their former boss.

Oldham coach Scott Naylor will tell his side, which will include former Keighley players, to put all that to the back of their minds and concentrate on doing what Roughyeds do best.

He said:

“Craig Lingard did a fantastic job as coach and then got sacked.

“Their defeat at Newcastle last week was their first loss in seven games and our record at Cougar Park is dreadful.

“They’ve been difficult to beat home and away and we’ll have to be at our very best to win. Having said that, if we are going to aim for top spot we need to be winning at places like Cougar Park.

“We’ve played well in our last two games and we need to aim for consistency against a very good Keighley side.

“It’s going to be tough for both sides. We need to hit our best and hope that will be enough to do the job.”


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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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