Oldham Athletic and Rochdale to battle for Ernie Cooksey Trophy
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 11 July 2019
When Oldham Athletic and Rochdale lock horns at the Boundary Park in July they’ll be more on the line than just tuning up in readiness for the new season.
Both clubs have announced they’ll be competing for the Ernie Cooksey Trophy.
Historically, the pre-season fixture has seen the two sides go head-to-head to be crowned winners of the Rose Bowl, it’s now been revealed that this year’s match will pay tribute to the late, great Ernie Cooksey.
This has been made been made possible thanks to the Dale Trust and Trust Oldham who put the idea forward to each respective Club, with both Trusts agreeing to fund the new trophy.
Ernie was treated for skin cancer in 2006 but suffered a reoccurrence two years later and sadly passed away in the summer of 2008.
He played a hundred games for Rochdale between 2004 and 2007 after joining Dale from the Latics, where he had made 40 appearances. He proved to be extremely popular with both sets of supporters.
Should the match finish all square, the trophy will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
Admission prices for the game are as follows:
Adults - £10;
Concessions - £5;
Under-18s - £1.
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