Naylor’s men back on topDate published: Monday, June 29, 2015
HIGH-FLYING Oldham are back on top of Kingstone Press League One following Keighley Cougars’ 34-10 defeat by North Wales Crusaders in Wrexham,
Both teams are on 18 points and Cougars have a game in hand, but Roughyeds take top spot because they have a slightly better for-and-against record.
York City Knights beat Swinton Lions 26-16 to climb into third place, thus guaranteeing a cracking 1 v 3 showdown when the Knights come to Whitebank on Sunday (3pm kick-off).
Said Oldham boss Scott Naylor: “York are a quality side. We’ll need to be at our very best.
“We’ve got a few players carrying knocks, but at this stage of the season I don’t suppose for one minute that we’ll be on our own in that regard.
“We’ve just got to get on with it.
“It’s good to be back on top of the division again, but it doesn’t mean a lot at this stage because it’s desperately tight right down to half way.”
Naylor refused to name them, but he said he had two players on the field in the second half at Cheltenham who were “busted” but determined to get the job finished.
The list of casualties reads like this:
Back-row forward Danny Langtree (wrist); centre George Tyson (knee); prop Adam Neal (stomach bug); prop Nathan Mason (groin) and winger Adam Clay (ankle).
In addition, full-back Steven Nield has a scan this week on a knee injury, which he initially picked up when turning awkwardly in a tackle at Keighley on May 31.