Finals day preview

Date published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oldham have become the third club to book their place at this year’s Co-operative Finals Day at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium after winning their Championship One Qualifying Semi-Final 41-32 against York City Knights.

It’s the Roughyeds’ fourth consecutive appearance at the season’s finale and they’ll be looking to turn around a disappointing series of results on the big stage that has seen them lose to Featherstone, Doncaster and Keighley.

Oldham, who finished second in Co-operative Championship One, join Featherstone Rovers who booked their spot in the Championship final last week and Warrington Wizards from the RLC National. The Roughyeds will face either Blackpool Panthers or York City Knights again in the Co-operative Championships’ showpiece occasion on Sunday 26th October, kicking off at 3.05 pm.

Oldham coach Tony Benson was delighted with the result:“This is the fourth time in a row that we’ve graced the Finals day and it’s a credit to all of the players after what has been a challenging but successful season.

“We are now just one step away from achieving what we set out to do at the start of the season. To win promotion would be a magnificent achievement and a great reward for all of the loyal Oldham fans who have followed us through thick and thin.

“I hope the whole town of Oldham will now get behind us at Warrington and book their tickets for what promises to be a great occasion,” added Tony..

Tickets for the Co-operative Finals day triple header, which also features the Grand Final for the RLC National competition, are on sale now at the Roughyeds office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (tel: 0161 628 3677), ranging from £14 (£7 concessions) for standing behind the posts in West Stand to £20 (£10 concessions) for seats in the main North Stand.

Also available are North Stand seats at £16 (£8 concessions) and East Stand seats (behind the posts) at £15 (£8 concessions). The Roughyeds office will be open as follows:

This week: Tuesday, 9am to 7pm; Wednesday, 9am to 5pm; Thursday, 9am to 7pm; Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to noon.

Next week: Monday, 9am to 7pm; Tuesday, 9am to 5pm; Wednesday, 9am to 5pm; Thursday, 9am to 7pm; Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Payment by cash or cheque only, cheques made payable to ORLFC.