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Roughyeds expect to be at full strength

CENTRE Cameron Leeming is having treatment for a tight hamstring and some of his Oldham RL team mates are carrying niggles, but coach Scott Naylor expects everyone to be fully fit for Sunday’s crunch clash with Hunslet at the South Leeds Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Ritchie Hawkyard, Zack McComb, Dave Hewitt, Matty Wikinson, Danny Bridge and Ed Smith were all given Sunday off when Oldham won 50-6 at Coventry last week.

They will all be in the selection mix, however, for the Hunslet game, together with the players who stepped up to the side against Coventry and did a good job.

Said Naylor:

“We’ve got a few niggles, including some of the lads who played against Coventry and some who didn’t. By weekend, though, we expect to have everyone available who has put in an appearance in the last three games.”

Neither Naylor nor his players have forgotten what happened when Hunslet won 36-28 at the Vestacare in April.

Until a few minutes from the end Oldham were comfortably in the lead before Hunslet scored three converted tries in the last eight minutes to snatch the vital two points on offer.

In his first game back after a spell with Hull, Danny Langtree was “spotted” out of the game.

Zack McComb was man of the match with tries in the 44th and 64th minutes which put Roughyeds 26-18 in front.

Thirteen minutes from the end there was an incident which led to the sin-binning of Gareth Owen and Hunslet’s Mike Emmett and a penalty to Oldham which Dave Hewitt converted into a 28-18 lead.

A few minutes later, after another clash, Langtree was sin-binned and Dan Hawksworth was sent off, the restart penalty again going Oldham’s way.

In the few minutes left after that, Hunslet totally dominated the 11 v 11 contest to score three last-gasp tries by Adam Robinson and two by Ben Heaton, both former Oldham players.

Looking back to that Good Friday defeat, Naylor said:

“The sin-binnings seemed to change the game in their favour, so we feel we owe them one,

“They’re big, strong and physical with good size on the fringes.

“We are on a winning run and that should help. It’s going to be tough, but if you want to win promotions you’ve got to play in these big games and you’ve got to win them.”


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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