London first — then it's 'Awesome August'

​SCOTT Naylor has warned that before ‘Awesome August’, with its two crucial home games against Newcastle and Doncaster, his Oldham RL promotion pushers face an equally demanding contest in London this Saturday.

They travel to the New River Stadium (3pm kick-off) to play a London Skolars side that needs two points to climb back into the play-off five.

Oldham will be guaranteed a second-place position at the very least if they win each of their remaining five games.

That’s a tall order, but it’s the target nevertheless and for now Naylor is more concerned with what happens in North London on Saturday than with what’s to come later.

He doesn’t throw in the old “one game at a time” cliche, but in reality that’s how he view things when he’s chasing five wins from as many games.

He was a happy man at training on Tuesday night when everybody trained flat out apart from long-term injury victim Aaron Jones-Bishop.

Kyran Johnson, Ben Davies and Anthony Bowman, all of whom have been sidelined by injury recently, looked fine and ready to go.

“So long as nobody reports adverse reaction on Thursday night I’ll have practically a full squad available,”

said the Roughyeds boss.

He was at pains to point out, however, that this ‘first of the five’ will be just as challenging as Newcastle and Doncaster at home and Hunslet away.

He said:

“I know they’ve slipped from top to seventh in recent weeks, but they’ve had some tough games and they hit a poor run of form.

“Fundamentally, though, they are capable of regaining top form at the click of a switch. They’re big, strong, fit and athletic and their coach, Jermaine Coleman, likes to play good rugby, so they tend to throw the ball about.

“In beating them at home we played really well and to make it a double we’ll again have to be on our best form.”

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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