Back in second place

Date published: Monday, August 18, 2014
EVERYTHING went Oldham’s way on super Sunday.

Roughyeds murdered Hemel Stags, winning 38-10 in a top-drawer performance at Whitebank, and leaders York pipped Hunslet 20-18 at the South Leeds Stadium.
It means Scott Naylor’s men are back in second place with the chance to finish there firmly in their own hands.
Hunslet can’t catch Oldham now so long as Roughyeds win their last two games at Gateshead in a fortnight and at home to Gloucester on September 7.
“York’s win at Hunslet was a massive result for us,” said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton.
“We’ve still a lot of work to do, and it will be tough at Gateshead, but if we win both our remaining games we’ll be at home to Hunslet in our first play-off game, rather than going to their place.”
Describing the defeat of Hemel as Oldham’s best performance of the season, Hamilton said Roughyeds’ defence was awesome.
“The win was as comprehensive as the score suggests,” he said.
“Hemel are big, strong and physical, but we got numbers in the tackle, put in big hits and we were truly dominant.”
Assistant coach Lee Spencer said: “We’ve no game this week because of the Challenge Cup final at Wembley, but we’ll be training as hard as ever because we’re building for the play-off final.”