Hunslet’s 32-10 win at Keighley has pushed Oldham into fourth place going into the big clash with Newcastle Thunder at the Vestacare Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Now third, Hunslet are on the same number of points as Roughyeds, who have a game in hand.
The South Leeds outfit has crept into third place by virtue of a better for-and-against difference — 241 against 222.
Games to come:
- Whitehaven (26 pts): Keighley (a), West Wales Raiders (h), Coventry (a).
- Newcastle (23): Oldham (a), Coventry (h), North Wales Crusaders (h), Keighley (a).
- Hunslet (22): London Skolars (a), Workington (h), Oldham (h).
- OLDHAM (22): Newcastle (h), Doncaster (h), Coventry (a), Hunslet (a).
- Doncaster (18): London Skolars (h), Oldham (a), Keighley (h), Workington (a).
- Workington (17): West Wales Raiders (h), Hunslet (a), Doncaster (h).
It’s all building up to a fantastic finish and then the play-offs for the five clubs that finish underneath the champions who go up to the Championship automatically.
They are joined by the winners of the play-off in which the teams finishing second and third have huge advantages, especially the side finishing second.
That’s why there is so much riding on Oldham’s game against Newcastle and then the following week’s home game against Doncaster.
The club is urging as many fans as possible to turn up for these two games in the hope of recording their biggest crowd of the season.