Top of the tree in promising start

Date published: Monday, April 20, 2015
WATCHED by the RFL’s top man, Nigel Wood, a much-changed Oldham side won 50-12 in South Wales to take over the leadership of Kingstone Press League One.

The only other unbeaten side after three of the 22 rounds, Keighley Cougars, enjoyed a 36-16 win at Newcastle, but the margin of victory wasn’t quite good enough to keep Cougars on top.
“It’s early days yet, but its good to be up there nevertheless,” said Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor, who can now prepare his side for two consecutive home games against London Skolars this Sunday and Gloucester All Golds the following week, both 3pm kick-offs.
Tom Ashton hobbled off with a knee injury just before half-time in the game at Mountain Ash. He will be assessed this week along with Jack Holmes and Danny Langtree, who also appeared to  pick up slight knocks.
Scott will be bidding to extend his winning charge to five games because visits to Whitebank by Skolars and the All Golds are followed by what on paper would seem to be a much tougher schedule in which we will play Barrow away, Newcastle Thunder at home, Keighley Cougars away and North Wales Crusaders at home in their next four games.