Bowerfold named as venue for Roughyeds Challenge Cup Tie

OLDHAM RLFC have announced that their fifth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Hull KR will take place at Bower Fold, Stalybridge, on Sunday, April 22 with a 3pm kick-off.


Oldham RLFC will host Super League club Hull KR back at Bowerfold

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: “A big thank-you goes to Rob Gorski, chairman of Stalybridge Celtic, for accommodating us at Bower Fold, which we know so well and where we have always felt at home.


“We like playing there and we are looking forward to going back and putting on a good show.


“Hopefully, the people of Oldham will get behind the lads in numbers after our great fourth-round win at Halifax and  help us to turn the Hull KR tie into a groundhog day.”


That’s a reference to the day two years ago when Roughyeds went to Hull KR in the same competition and won to pull off one of the biggest Challenge Cup upsets of all time.


Admission prices at Bower Fold will be as follows: 


STANDING: Adults £14, concessions £12, Juniors (under-16s) £2.


SITTING: Adults £16, concessions £14, juniors (under-16s) £5.


Oldham will be familiar with their surroundings returning to Stalybridge Celtics home ground

Hospitality is available at £35 a head and advance match tickets will be on sale early next week, full details to follow on Monday.


Junior season-ticket holders will get in FREE, but they will need to obtain a ticket in advance from the Oldham RLFC office at the Vestacare Stadium, times etc to be announced early next week.


Roughyeds, then in the Championship, played all their home games at Bower Fold in 2016 and 2017, but since their relegation to Betfred League 1 they have returned to the Vestacare Stadium in Oldham, which does not meet the RFL’s minimum standards for a game of this stature.

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