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Beharrell was the class act last time

​HALF-BACK Matty Beharrell was the class act and one of the big differences between the sides when Doncaster won 24-12 in the 1895 Cup at the Vestacare Stadium last Sunday.

He will certainly be one to watch in the rematch at the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow (Sunday), kick-off 5.30pm in Betfred League 1.

Hunslet’s 34-0 trouncing of Keighley Cougars at the South Leeds stadium last night (attendance 532) took them to second place in the table and pushed Roughyeds down to fourth behind Whitehaven, Hunslet and London Skolars.

A win tomorrow would push Oldham into second place on the same number of points as Hunslet but with a better for-and-against difference.

When Oldham and Doncaster met a week ago, Beharrell had to leave the field for a head test after taking an early knock, but he returned to take control.

Fans have been asking on social media platforms for the penalty count last week, inferring and suggesting it was heavily loaded in Doncaster’s favour.

Not so. Ian Wilson, writing in League Express, gave the final count as 9-8 to Oldham, while this reporter (Roger Halstead) had it as 8-8.

At one stage in the first half it was 2-6 Doncaster and it later went to 4-8 Doncaster, but on my count the last four penalties of the game were Oldham’s, bringing it up to 8-8.

Working on the principle that it is more likely that I missed one than Ian manufactured one, we would have 9-8 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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