Oldham coach Tony Benson was pleased with his side’s first half performance, despite the 68-0 defeat to Featherstone in the Northern Rail Cup on Wednesday night.
The Championship 1 side restricted Rovers to three tries at the first half, and were still in with a chance at the break, only to be blown away in the second half.
Benson said: “We were actually good in the first half. It was only 14-0 at half time and we’d had three tries disallowed. We were up there with them for the first half.
“In the second half they got repeat sets on us and scored from them, so we had a 10-minute period where we were just tackling. We had a bit of a collapse then. In the second half we only 10 sets, while they had 26. We just tackled the whole time.”
Benson is unaware of any major injuries to have emerged from the midweek fixture, although the Roughyeds’ squad will be assessed over the next 48 hours.
“They’re an unknown at the moment,” Benson adds. “They’re like us in that they’ve not had many games, but every team is a threat.”