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WE have a chance to redeem ourselves when Swinton Lions come to Bower Fold on Friday (5.15pm kick-off) in our opening game in the 2021 Betfred Championship.

We feel we had a good opportunity to win at Heywood Road in the second round of the Betfred Challenge Cup, but we lost 23-14 so we are licking our wounds and resolving to do better on Friday when we meet again in a very important league game.

They are all important, of course, but as both teams are looking forward to what will be a tough and demanding season, this is a game from which both teams will be determined to pick up precious league points.

We can now concentrate entirely on what has to be our priority, the Championship, but Swinton will also have the Challenge Cup and the 1895 Cup to occupy their attention.

In the third round of the Challenge Cup they will play Warrington Wolves at home on the weekend of April 10 and 11, while they will be joined in the semi-finals of the 1895 Cup (draw to follow later) by York City Knights, Featherstone Rovers and Widnes Vikings.

Swinton players gather after Ben Heaton’s late try
Swinton players gather after Ben Heaton’s late try

Betfred Challenge Cup (third round): York City Knights v Wigan Warriors; Swinton Lions v Warrington Wolves; Hull KR v Castleford; Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity; Featherstone Rovers v Hull FC; St Helens v Leeds; Leigh Centurions v Huddersfield; Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings.

When the Lions come to us on Good Friday it will be their last game before their cup meeting with the Wolves and we will be determined to turn the tables on them so it all makes for a cracker and not one to be missed.

It will be streamed live on Our League, free to Oldham season-ticket holders and £4.95 for everyone else if bought before midnight on Thursday. For anyone booking on Friday it will be £10.

Don’t miss this one when we begin our challenge to consolidate this year in the highly-competitive Betfred Championship.

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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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