Under-20s at Leigh East

Date published: Friday, February 22, 2013

OLDHAM RL Club’s new under-20s squad will kick off their league campaign against Leigh Centurions away next Friday night, March 1 (7.30pm kick off).

The match was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at Leigh Sports Village, but at Leigh’s request the RFL has confirmed the change of date and venue.
Phil Costin’s young guns will now play the first of their 14 games in the Championships under-20s Merit Table on the ground of amateurs Leigh East.
Centurions asked for the switch because of a change of circumstances at their end.
The Roughyeds’ senior squad, meanwhile, will officially launch their 2013 campaign in the Whitebank club next Wednesday night, February 27 (7.30pm) when supporters are invited to meet the players and their new coaching and backroom team.
Players and fans together will look ahead to the opening game at North Wales Crusaders in the Northern Rail Cup on Sunday week, March 3 (2.30pm start) and each player in the 22-man group will be presented with his squad number and jersey.
Admission is free.
The 819 fans who saw Oldham retain the Law Cup with a 22-20 win at Rochdale provided Spotland with a bigger attendance than five of the seven Kingstone Press Championship matches on the same day.
More fans watched the pre-season derby clash than watched Championship games at Batley, Doncaster, Hunslet, Swinton and Whitehaven.
Roughyeds will be buoyed by that, given that Hornets come to Whitebank twice in March —- in Oldham’s first home game of the season on Sunday, March 10 in the Northern Rail Cup and again in the home team’s first Kingstone Press Championship One fixture on Good Friday, March 29 (3pm).
Fans can travel to Wrexham for the Crusaders game next Sunday on a bus from the Junction Inn, Ripponden Road. Seats must be booked before 10pm next Thursday night. Cost is £10.