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Hewitt shines as Oldham clinch narrow victory

​Scrum-half Dave Hewitt scored 11 of Oldham’s 15 points as the Roughyeds prevailed 15-14 against Skolars in a tense, tight game at the New River Stadium in north London.

​Centre Cam Leeming opened Oldham’s account wit a hard-earned try in the corner, but after that Hewitt took command to convert off the touchline; to score the next try himself and convert it; to land a penalty goal from near half-way; and to score Oldham’s only point in the second half with a drop goal that was ultimately to prove decisive.

Both Skolars tries were long-range breakaway efforts scored by speed men Iliess Macani and Omari Caro, both of whom burned up the metres to leave trailing defenders in their wake.

Roughyeds new boys Ed Smith and Jimmy Beckett made club debuts off the bench and both looked good as Scott Naylor’s men kept hold of third place in Betfred League 1 and set things up nicely for two massive home games on August 11 and 18 respectively against Newcastle Thunder and Doncaster.

(a more comprehensive report will follow later)

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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

The 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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