Oldham RLFC 18-28 Rochdale Hornets
Hornets off to winning start
Rochdale kicked off their Kingstone Press Championship 1 campaign with a 28-18 victory over neighbours Oldham.
The Hornets claimed a 16-0 lead after half an hour thanks to tries from Steven Roper, Wayne English and Chris Baines and two goals from the boot of Paul Crook.
But Oldham reduced the gap to 10 points at half-time thanks to a Danny Langtree try converted by Jamie Dallimore and the comeback was on as further converted scores from Richard Lepori and Adam Files put the Roughyeds ahead.
The lead was short-lived however as Joe Bate went over for Rochdale with 15 minutes to go and Dave Hull sealed the win with Crook converting both scores.