Oldham’s Challenge Cup tie against Widnes moved to Bower Fold

Oldham’s Challenge Cup tie against Widnes has been moved from the Vestacare Stadium to Bower Fold. 

The fourth round Challenge Cup tie will now take place at Bower Fold, Stalybridge on Sunday, March 31 (3pm).

Season tickets are invalid for the game, with the exception of junior season-ticket holders, who will gain free entry on production of their season-ticket on the day.

Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton said: “In consultation with Widnes, it became apparent that the Vestacare Stadium capacity would be insufficient for the anticipated attendance.

“Widnes fans are expected to travel in large numbers following their club’s recent battle against liquidation and, subsequently, a successful takeover.

“We had to find an alternative venue so we will return to Bower Fold, home of Stalybridge Celtic, which is very familiar to Oldham fans. I would again like to thank Celtic chairman Rob Gorski and the Stalybridge club for accommodating us.

“We are hoping for a big turn-out, given that it’s a long time since we last played Widnes at home.

“We have kept admission prices the same as a Betfred League 1 match to reward our loyal fans for their continuing and totally committed backing.”