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Preview: North Wales Crusaders v Oldham

Our match preview tells you all the information you need ahead of North Wales Crusaders' League 1 clash with Oldham on Saturday, May 14, getting underway at 5.30pm.


Crusaders head into the match with a perfect record in League 1, winning all of their opening seven matches and another against Oldham would be a club-record run.

After an impressive Challenge Cup run that saw them reach the fifth round as the last remaining League 1 side left in the competition, North Wales have carried over their strong form to the league campaign.

Anthony Murray's men have already picked up victories on the road at the likes of Rochdale Hornets, Swinton Lions and Doncaster.

Oldham, meanwhile, travel to Colwyn Bay on the back of a bye last weekend.

Stuart Littler's side currently sit just outside the play-offs in seventh, winning two of their opening six outings.

Ones to watch

Owen Restall currently sits top of League 1's try-scoring chart on 11, one above Crusaders second rower Gav Rodden, while halfback pairing Martyn Ridyard and Dave Hewitt both have plenty of experience at League 1 level and higher.

North Wales will be aware of James Thornton following his brief loan spell with the club last term and the likes of Jordan Andrade have come up against Crusaders plenty of times in the past.

Fan information

Supporters are able to purchase tickets for Crusaders' clash with Oldham either online in advance or from the ticket office on matchday, priced at £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and free for U16s.

Hospitality, which includes your match ticket, food, drinks, programmes, team sheets and post-match presentations, is £45 per person.

Crusaders' supporters are organising a coach from Wrexham to Colwyn Bay, priced at £10 per person and leaving The Turf at 3.15pm. If you'd like to book a space, email

Programmes will be available to purchase at the stadium for just £2. The price has been increased as 15p from each sale is being donated to Tŷ Gobaith & Hope House, the club's charity partner.

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