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Gearing up for another big crowd

OLDHAM are again asking fans to turn up in good time when Bradford Bulls visit Bower Fold on Sunday (3pm) in the Roughyeds’ second home game in the Betfred Championship.

When Bulls were here in the corresponding fixture in 2017 the game attracted a crowd of 1,691 and that might be topped on Sunday given that Bradford have possibly the best away following in the division.

When Widnes were at Bower Fold on the opening day of the season there was an attendance of 1,726 — the Roughyeds’ biggest home league crowd for eight years.

Bradford’s visit will evoke memories of the last time when Oldham won 26-22 with tries by Adam Neal, Danny Langtree, Tuoyoto Egodo and Kieran Gill, plus Danny Leatherbarrow’s five goals from six shots and this line-up:

Lepori; Clay, Grimshaw, Gill, Egodo; Leatherbarrow, Hewitt; Neal, Gee, Mason, Langtree, Thompson, Spencer. Subs: Ward, Bent, Hughes, Davies.

It was Gill’s special try near the end which sealed Oldham’s win and plummeted Oldham Community Radio’s Gerald Brierley into local radio folklore because of his excited commentary which went viral on social media.

If Sunday’s game is half as good it will be a thriller in every sense of the word.

Bradford are already selling match tickets and travel packages, as Widnes did before their visit to Stalybridge on February 2.

To book hospitality places ring the Roughyeds office on 07904 898177.

The price is £40 per head which includes a two-course pre-match meal, a seat in the main stand, match-day programme, car parking, pre and post-match interviews and presentations with club officials and players and use of a pay bar before and after the game.


Anyone who would like to be a steward at home games is asked to contact club safety officer Phil Black on the club number (07904 898177) or via the enquiries form: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk


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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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