Palfrey named Player of the Week

Date published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oldham stand-off Lewis Palfrey, who kicked eight goals from nine attempts in an influential display in the 48-28 win against Oxford, has been named Kingstone Press Championship One player of the week.
The citation says he directed Oldham’s play with intelligence and maturity in his best display of the season.

Coach Scott Naylor said: “Lewis probably had a complete game. Defensively he was good, he organised well, kicked well, and when we got good ball he was very clinical with his passing. It was the best game he’s had this season, without doubt.

“We’ve been working hard in training and it seems to have helped him, because he looked very relaxed and more like his old self.

“We’ve not put a complete game together so far this year, but we went close against Oxford. It was a big game and had that feel about it, but our performance was a big step in the right direction.”

Oldham have three players in the divisional team of the week —- Palfrey at stand-off, Michael Ward at prop and Danny Langtree in the second row.

York City Knights, who come to Whitebank next up on Sunday, May 18 (3pm) — not one to be missed —- have two players in this week’s top team — centre James Saltonstall and hooker Jack Lee.

Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week
1 James Cameron (Hemel Stags)
2 Callum Mulkeen (Oxford)
3 James Saltonstall (York City Knights)
4 Jarrod Ward (Gloucestershire All Golds)
5 Omari Caro (Gateshead Thunder)
6 Lewis Palfrey (Oldham)
7 Matty Beharrell (Gateshead Thunder)
8 Chris Vitalini (South Wales Scorpions)
9 Jack Lee (York City Knights)
10 Michael Ward (Oldham)
11 Jason Payne (Gateshead Thunder)
12 Danny Langtree (Oldham)
13 Dave Williams (London Skolars)