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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Big-match preview

Despite losing 12-6 at Halifax, Oldham coach Scott Naylor was pleased with his side’s performance.

He said: “Conditions were a bit slippery because of the drizzle, which made it a forwards-based game.

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A massive game for both clubs — Duffy

Lions expect a Roughyeds backlash in Sunday’s televised Summer Bash derby at Blackpool (3pm kick-off).

Describing it as “a massive game for both clubs”, Lions boss John Duffy said: “Oldham will come at us hard from the start. I don’t think there will be a lot in it. Whoever turns up on the day will win.”

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Ashton to stake a claim?

TOM Ashton, out for 14 weeks after major surgery, might be a wildcard selection when Scott Naylor names his Oldham line-up for Sunday’s televised Summer Bash showdown with Swinton Lions at Blackpool.

The strong-running former Sheffield Eagles centre scored two tries in the first three games of the season against London Broncos, Leigh Centurions and Dewsbury Rams.

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Oldham Moves

OLDHAM Rugby League Club is delighted to announce that, as part of its ongoing work in the community, a total of 114 children from local primary schools will take part in a dance spectacular on Sunday during the Rugby Football League’s televised Summer Bash event in Blackpool.

They will perform during the half-time break in Oldham’s Kingston Press Championship game against Swinton Lions, which kicks off at 3pm at Bloomfield Road, home of Blackpool football club.

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