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Roughyeds go to Halifax in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Wednesday 28th February 2018 @ 11:18 by Mark Phillip

Oldham Roughyeds will go to Betfred Championship side Halifax in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup over the weekend of March 17 and 18.

The club will confirm the date, kick-off time and prices of admission to this showdown at The Shay as soon as they are finalised.

Scott Naylor’s boys gave the blue-and-whites a good run for their money in each of their three clashes at The Shay when Roughyeds were in the Championship in 2016 and 2017.

In regular-season games, Fax won 12-6 in 2016 and 16-14 in 2017, but a little easier in the Championship Shield of 2016, 32-18.

“We went close to winning there last year and we did okay at The Shay generally over the two seasons we were in the Championship,” said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton.

“It’s a tough one, obviously because they’re a side from the upper end of the Championship, but we’ll be going there to have a real go and we’ll see what happens.

“It will be a quick return to his former club by Luke Nelmes and I’m sure our three latest signings, Zack McComb, Ben West and Joe Martin, who are all Halifax lads, will be happy about it, too.”

By Roger Halstead