Sat 23
Oldham RUFC 1st XV
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Fleetwood
Oldham RUFC 1st XV v's Fleetwood 1st XV

Oldham RUFC 1st XV v's Fleetwood 1st XV

By Jon Maslen
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OLDHAM 7 - Fleetwood 66 Oldham Defeated. High-fliers expose Oldham frailties


RUGBY UNION: RELEGATED Oldham RU were thumped 66-7 by North Lancs and Cumbria Division title hopefuls Fleetwood at Manor Park.

Coach Guy Lovegreen played at scrum-half for the hosts in a much-changed line-up, with Jordan Green at stand-off.

Hooker Dean McEwen and forward Rob Froggatt were outstanding despite fighting a losing battle.

Oldham were in the contest until the half-hour mark, with the score at 12-7, but four tries in the remaining minutes of the first period saw the visitors take a 40-7 lead into the break.

Lovegreen’s men did their best to hold back the tide after the restart, but they conceded a further four tries.

Eight of Fleetwood’s 10 touchdowns were successfully converted.

It could have been a different outcome had Oldham made the most of their early possession, which inspired a McEwen try, converted by Lovegreen.

Oldham’s game against De La Salle on Saturday is off, as DLS have to play a rescheduled match at Aspatria.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 23, Apr 2011

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

North Lancs/Cumbria