Law Cup Final
Rochdale Hornets 24 - 28 Oldham Roughyeds

Date published: 11 January 2018

Oldham Roughyeds held on in a hard fought final against Rochdale Hornets for a well earned win to take the Law Cup back to Whitebank on Wednesday night.

Two-try centre Matt Reid, one of 11 new boys in a squad of 20, produced a man-of-the-match performance.

His second try, midway through the second half, made possible by Danny Bridge's perfectly-timed pass at half way, was crucial.

Hornets led 12-10 at half-time, but Oldham dominated the second half thanks largely to a hard-working pack and the field kicking of half-backs Paul Crook and Dave Hewitt.

Crook kicked six goals from seven shots, including three second-half penalties which were to prove decisive.

Oldham's other tries were scored by winger Chris Barlow and substitute full-back Steve Nield.