Oldham reserves 36 – Dewsbury 12

Date published: Friday, February 11, 2011

POWERFUL props Tom Wood-Hulme and Michael Cadd each scored two tries as Roughyeds’ Reserves beat Dewsbury Rams 36-12 at Whitebank last night in the first of their three pre-season friendlies.

Heavy conditions dictated that it was largely a forward battle and in that department Roughyeds had too many big guns for a Rams side that included former Oldham hooker Matty Brooks.

Roughyeds centre Alistair Williams was sin-binned for a high tackle midway through the second half but by that time John Hough’s men led 30-12 and were powering their way to victory.

Michael Cadd

Five of the six home tries were scored by props with the second one credited to Matty Barber, a trialist from Warrington amateur side Crosfields.

Scrum-half Tommy Connick was the only back to cross the Dewsbury line, this following a beautiful break up the middle by stand-off Jamie Dallimore.

Dallimore had an accomplished Roughyeds debut in which his clever running was used intelligently in the build-up to two Oldham tries. He also kicked well to convert all six.

Nippy wingers Terry Bridge and Shaun Robinson also caught the eye on their Oldham debuts, particularly with their eagerness to do their bit in clearing lines at the “wrong” end of the pitch.

Reserves: Nield; Bridge, Williams, Fogarty, Robinson; Connick, Dallimore; Wood-Hulme, Thompson, Crosby, Ward, Knight, Dean; Subs: Barrowclough, Cadd, Thomas, Barber, Marsden, Hunt, Langtree, Vaugn.