The Oldham Amateur League have taken a bold decision by moving this season’s Standard Cup final to Manor Park the home of Oldham Rugby Union Club.

Forced off Boundary Park the league’s officers didn’t have too wide a choice especially as the deal surrounding the Roughyeds’ potential new home at Limeside hadn’t been completed at the time the decision needed to be taken.

The league’s showpiece is scheduled for an 11am kick-off on Good Friday morning and once again Rugby Oldham will be backing the local league by sponsoring the Ben Powell trophy awarded to the game’s man-of-the match. At the time of writing the two finalists haven’t yet been decided but the wide open spaces of Manor Park provide the ideal platform for an entertaining, expansive game of rugby league whoever the two competing clubs may be.


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