Posts archive for May, 2016

Record attendance for Summer Bash

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.

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Was it a goal?

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.

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Scott’s scowl says it all . . .

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.

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Robbo relishes playing against his old mate

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.

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Chisholm, Grimshaw out of Summer Bash game

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).

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