Deane Meadows is awarded the Heritage Trust Trophy as Oldham win the Law Cup

Oldham won back the Law Cup in dramatic fashion on January 29th 2023 with a late winner against Rochdale Hornets at Whitebank.

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Deane Meadows with the Oldham RL Heritage Trust trophy presented by Oldham “Hall of Fame” member, Mike Elliott.

The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust trophy went to Deane Meadows who put in a strong performance and was never far from the action throughout the entire match.

The Hornets looked all set to take the spoils at the Vestacare stadium when leading 14 – 12 deep into injury time but a pinpoint kick from Martyn Ridyard was finished off by a jubilant Joe Hartley who touched down for the match winner. Special credit should also be given to Ridyard, whose ‘three from three’ conversions proved to be the telling factor. The other Oldham tries came from Ethan Ferry and Zac Baker.  

The long period of stoppage time was due to a serious knee injury to new signing Lewis Sheridan and I am sure that the best wishes of all the Oldham RL community are sent to Lewis for a speedy recovery.

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Left: The Oldham players, staff and family members celebrate the Law Cup victory.
Right: Match winner, Joe Hartley.

Photos by Dave Murgatroyd and Dave Naylor.