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.