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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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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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