Posts archive for May, 2016
For the second year running Summer Bash lit up Blackpool with two days of thrilling Kingstone Press Championship action and a spectacular iPro Sport Cup final at Bloomfield Road.
A record crowd of 15,912 Rugby League supporters were captivated by seven great contests that highlighted the talent and entertainment the Championship and League 1 have to offer.Continue reading
OLDHAM players, coaches and fans couldn’t believe it when Lewis Palfrey’s goal kick off the touchline was waved away by both touchjudges two minutes from the end of a Summer Bash thriller against Swinton Lions.
The ball seemed to swerve just inside the far upright as Palfrey was trying to convert a last-gasp Adam Clay try which, if successful, would have put Oldham 26-24 ahead.Continue reading
SCOTT Naylor’s post-match scowl at Bloomfield Road said it all. Oldham’s boss wasn’t a happy man after watching Roughyeds blow a 20-0 interval lead at Blackpool in what might well turn out to be the defining half-match of this Big Dipper of a season.
Up one minute, down the next, Naylor’s men are putting their club, their coaches and their supporters through the mangle — and it hurts.Continue reading
AT least three Oldhamers want Swinton Lions to win in the Blackpool Bash showdown —- Shaun Robinson, Ben White and Wes Rogers !
Wes, a former Roughyeds prop, is an assistant coach with the Lions; Ben (21), the Lions half-back, played all his early rugby at Saddleworth Rangers before going to Leeds Rhinos; and Shaun, a prolific try scorer on the Lions’ right wing, scored 11 tries in 27 games for Roughyeds in 2011 and 2012 after graduating from the Whitebank reserves.Continue reading
JAMEL Chisholm and Danny Grimshaw are out of Oldham’s Summer Bash derby clash with Swinton Lions at Blackpool on Sunday, Chisholm with a seriously damaged finger and Grimshaw with a groin injury.
They are the latest victims of an injury jinx which began in pre-season and has continued since, currently claiming Chisholm, Grimshaw, Craig Briscoe (knee), Jack Spencer (hand), Richard Lepori (shoulder) and Jon Ford (knee).Continue reading