Roughyeds boss Naylor hails ‘outstanding’ players

Following Oldham’s 14-12 victory against Toulouse Olympique last Sunday, coach Scott Naylor has heaped praise on his players for their performance.

The Roughyeds climbed out of the relegation zone as they ended a run of eight games without a win in superb circumstances.

Naylor’s side were without a number of key personnel but they managed to get over the winning line thanks to tries from Steve Nield and George Tyson as well as two penalty goals courtesy of Dave Hewitt.

“To beat a side like Toulouse is an enormous result, first for the boys themselves, then for the club and also for our fantastic supporters,” Naylor told the Oldham Chronicle 

“I would like to thank the fans, who have stuck with us through thick and thin and who were wonderfully supportive again today.

“As for the players, every single one was outstanding. They gave everything they could for this club and its supporters and they fully deserved this win against a team that’s been in the top four all season.

“We’ve gone through a long, mid-season spell when results went against us but I’ve maintained all along that, in many cases, the only things we were missing was the bounce of the ball or a little bit of luck in the right areas of the field.

“Now that we’re back to winning ways we’ve got to crack on, put poor results behind us and start to climb the table.”

Oldham take on Featherstone Rovers at Bower Fold on Sunday as they look to claim back-to-back victories and gain more confidence ahead of their final two regular season fixtures.

The Roughyeds face Sheffield Eagles away and Rochdale Hornets at home before the Championship Shield starts.