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Watch our Promotion Final win again — a great day for Roughyeds

IT was a great day for Roughyeds . . . that memorable afternoon on October 6 last year when we beat big-spending Newcastle Thunder 18-14 at the Vestacare Stadium to clinch promotion to the Betfred Championship.

It was a Promotion Final that had everything – thrills, spills, great tries, desperation tackles and Jimmy Beckett’s 63rd-minute winner which provided the 19-year-old and all the Oldham fans in a crowd of 1,204 with memories that will last a lifetime in Jimmy’s case and probably nearly as long for everyone else.

Even after the young on-loan prop’s decisive score there were many more heart-stopping moments as Thunder piled on the pressure in search of the winning try; none more so than when Declan Kay read a defensive situation perfectly and intercepted a pass that was destined to put in his opposite number at the corner.

Thunder led three times at 4-0, 8-6 (half-time) and 14-12 but in the end tries by Danny Langtree, Zack McComb and Jimmy Beckett, each goaled by Paul Crook, saw Roughyeds home and the promotion celebrations could begin.

You can see it all again at 7pm this Friday night, May 8, [on YouTube][1]. Don’t miss it — a great game, a great occasion and a reminder of what we’re missing during this Covid-19 shut-down and what we can look forward to when action resumes.

For the record Oldham lined up on that memorable day like this:

Hawkyard; Kay, McComb, Leeming, Johnson; Crook, Hewitt; Joy, Owen, Law, Bridge, Langtree, Bent. Subs: Spencer, Wilkinson, Whittel, Beckett.

Like many other clubs who are streaming big games from the past, we have opened a virtual on-line store to raise vital income for the club during the current national crisis.

To help the club get through this unprecedented situation, the idea is for people to virtually ‘buy’ what they would normally buy at a home game.

The system is fully secure and fans who take part will get a receipt sent to their email address.

People can start to buy NOW and can continue to do so up to the game, during the game and after the game (especially when we’ve won !).

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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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