Whitehaven surge on

​WHITEHAVEN gave their Betfred League 1 title aspirations another massive boost today (Saturday) with an impressive 19-12 win at Hunslet.

In the only third-tier game of the weekend they went four points clear of second-placed Newcastle and five points clear of Oldham, in third place.

Newcastle and Oldham, each with a game in hand on the Cumbrians, clash at the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday, August 11 (3pm) in a potentially cracking game which, at the very least, will go a long way towards determining which club finishes second or puts itself in a strong position in the event of Whitehaven surprisingly coming unstuck.

A second-place finish is also of immense value because it provides by far the easiest route through the play-offs and into the final.

The team finishing top goes up automatically, to be joined later by the winner of the five-club play-off.

Oldham’s next outing is at London Skolars next Saturday, August 3 (3pm) when Scott Naylor’s men take on a Skolars side strengthened by the extension of Mo Agoro’s loan agreement.

The Newcastle and former Oldham winger has scored two tries in three appearances for the Londoners, who have now extended his stay until the end of the season.

ORSA wishes to thank those fans who contributed to recent fund-raising initiatives at home games and thus provided the association with the money to fund the squad’s team-bonding outing to the Dog Bowl in Manchester, a New York-type venue that provides visitors with ten-pin bowling.

The players themselves were involved in the ORSA fund-raising activities in which fans contributed.

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: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

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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