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Hornets sign Kenny Hughes

AHEAD of tomorrow’s Law Cup derby against Rochdale Hornets at the Crown Oil Arena (3pm kick-off), Hornets have signed two more players from Thatto Heath — Kenny Hughes and Jamie Tracey.

Neither is included in Rochdale’s 20-man squad for tomorrow but the signings will be of interest to Roughyeds supporters nevertheless, particularly that of hooker Hughes, who played more than 150 games for Oldham over many years before leaving for #North Wales Crusaders at the end of the 2018 season.

Tracey, also a forward, stands 6ft 3 in and tips the scales at 17 stones.

The Hornets squad includes six trialists — Liam Aspin, Ben Forster, Joe Hartley, Adam Jackson, Daniel Nixon and Matthew Whitehead, whose dad, Sean, played for Hornets and later had two spells as a director of Oldham RLFC (1997) Ltd.

Squad: Ainscough, Aspin, Bloomfield, Ben Calland, Carr, Forster, Fowden, Freeman, Hartley, Hesketh, Jackson, Lea, Marriott, Nixon, Penkywicz, D Sheridan, L Sheridan, Symes, Talu, Whitehead.

From about 1.15pm onwards there will be a function in the lounge hosted by ‘Braddy’ and in the form of a reunion of the Rochdale and Oldham teams that met in a Second Division game in 1989 in front of a crowd of more than 8,000.

The Oldham full-back that day was Gary Hyde, who will be interviewed on stage by ‘Braddy’.

The Past Players’ organisations of the two clubs will also be well represented, the Roughyeds contingent including Kevin Taylor and Adrian Alexander.

Several members of the Hornets 1989 team are expected to be there, including John Woods, Neil Cowie, Martin Hall, Paul McDermott and Chris Myler, who had also played for Oldham.


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Club Cash

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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