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Oldham going for third Law Cup win in a row

NEW-LOOK Oldham, under the command of coach Matt Diskin for only the second time, will be bidding for their third Law Cup win in a row when they take on Rochdale Hornets at the Crown Oil Arena on Sunday, January 12 (3pm kick-off).

The traditional pre-season warm-up game for these derby rivals will give Roughyeds their second practice match ahead of their Betfred Championship campaign, following the trip to Barrow on Sunday, January 5 (2pm).

Derby-day admission prices at Rochdale will be £12 adults, £10 concessions and £2 for under-16s.

Rochdale have had a traumatic few months at board level with resignations, reinstatements and a lot of internal strife, but they may be set fair for a more settled future following the intervention of the consortium that was in charge of Swinton Lions until the end of last season.

Led by former Lions chairman Andy Mazey, the consortium is currently talking with Hornets about a take-over.

Rochdale’s last Law Cup triumph was in 2017 when they won 24-12 at Bower Fold.

Since then Oldham have won twice — 28-24 at Spotland in 2018 and 24-8 at the Vestacare Stadium in 2019.

FLASHBACK . . . Gareth Owen receives the Law Cup from Anne Kearns after last
year’s 24-8 win at the Vestacare Stadium.

On that occasion, Roughyeds scored tries by four players who are no longer at the club — Zack McComb, Anthony Bowman, Jack Holmes and Jamie Greenwood — and Dave Hewitt landed four goals.

Roughyeds currently have blank Sundays on January 19 and 26 in the run-up to the opening Championship game against Widnes Vikings at Bower Fold on Sunday, February 2 but they are hoping to fix up another game on the 19th.

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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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