Two-try Bridge shines in 32-12 win

DANNY Bridge was outstanding in a six-try team performance as Oldham rattled a young but hugely talented St Helens Select side in a friendly at the Vestacare Stadium.

Fielding eight young first-team squad members and a raft of reserve-team players and Academy internationals, led around the field by the more experienced Matthew Costello, Paul Crook and Joe Batchelor, Saints led 12-10 before Roughyeds exploded into life in the last ten minutes.

Twenty-two late points with tries by Bridge (2), Kyran Johnson and Harry Aaronson, plus three conversions by Dave Hewitt rocked Saints and gave Roughyeds a 32-12 triumph.

The home side led 10-6 at half-time with tries out wide on the right by Declan Kay and James Worthington but Saints got their noses in front with a try by Costello and a goal by Dodd before Oldham launched their impressive late avalanche.

They’re clearly attempting to play a more expansive game at speed and when they get the execution right it’s exciting and exhilarating to watch.


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In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

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