Oldham RUFC 1st XV - Match centre

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P Graham, G Barber (2), J Souter
J Brown (2)
J Brown
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - North Lancashire 1

ORUFC 1st XV v Hutton RUFC 1st XV

ORUFC 1st XV win away from home to round off great day for the club. All 4 senior teams won their games so great times at Manor Park.


OLDHAM RUFC enjoyed a Saturday to remember with all four of their teams in action, winning by an aggregate of 230-20!

Oldham coach Guy Lovgreen was a happy man after seeing his team turn a 5-5 half-time score into a convincing 5-27 victory against Hutton.

Andy Gorey, returning from injury, had an outstanding game at full-back, making several try-saving tackles and linking well with the attack.
The Oldham defence played superbly, especially during the first half when Hutton had the majority of the ball.
Oldham’s attitude was summed up by a Phil Graham tackle which prevented a try by Hutton’s right wing.
Charlie Roscoe partnered Josh Brown at centre, while Josh Watson and Liam Armstrong controlled the wings.
Gareth Barber was back in top form, linking with the backs and forwards, while the pack played as a unit with Chris Heptonstall, Jack Hawkins and Jamie Edwards having the edge in the scrum and gaining strong support from second rowers Nick Hackman and Ross Cooper.
The back row gets better with every game now that Ryan North has a settled position alongside Stuart Brennan, who made some yardage when running at the opposition. Jack Taylor also played his part, appearing to be attached to the ball in the loose and regularly securing line-out ball.

Both teams defences were on top during the first 30 minutes before Graham forced his way over the try-line following a quick penalty. Five minutes into 1st half injury time, Hutton levelled through Sam Biggs.

Half time 5-5

Early in the second half a Brown penalty restored Oldham’s lead.

Barber extended their advantage with a try on the hour after the forwards gained some good turnover ball, Brown converting.

The best try of the game came in the 70th minute and was started in the Oldham half by Josh Watson, who had come on as a substitute. He passed to Barber, who fed Brown before he in turn linked with Roscoe to put in Barber for his second try.

The game ended with another excellent try, this time by John Souter. Brown converted.

Final Score Hutton 5 v Oldham 27

Oldham travel to Tarleton on Saturday for a rearranged fixture.


Key moments

Try Phil Graham scores for Oldham
Penalty Josh Brown kicks a penalty for Oldham
Try Gareth Barber scores for Oldham
Conversion Josh Brown kicks a conversion for Oldham
Try Gareth Barber scores for Oldham
Try John Souter scores for Oldham
Conversion Josh Brown kicks a conversion for Oldham


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  • Hutton
  • Oldham
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  • Phil Graham Try 30:00'
  • Josh Brown Penalty 45:00'
  • Gareth Barber Try 60:00'
  • Josh Brown Conversion 61:00'
  • Gareth Barber Try 70:00'
  • John Souter Try 79:00'
  • Josh Brown Conversion 80:00'

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# Team Pd Pts
1. Littleborough 26 108
2. Trafford MV 25 81
3. Hawcoat Park 26 78
4. Hutton 26 77
5. St Edward's O.B. 26 77
6. Oldham 26 74
7. Tarleton 26 67
8. Burnley 26 51

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