OLDHAM’S good luck in cup draws this season held firm when pairings were pulled out of the hat for the second round of the new 1895 Cup, which has its final at Wembley on Saturday, August 24.

Scott Naylor’s men qualified with a hugely impressive 48-12 first-round home win against Betfred League 1 leaders Whitehaven.

The whole club was lifted even further when Roughyeds then got a home tie for the fourth time in a row this season, two in the Coral Challenge Cup and two in the 1895 Cup.

This latest draw includes 12 Championship clubs and four from League 1 but despite that imbalance, Naylor’s men will play fellow third-tier club Doncaster at the Vestacare on a date still to be announced.

If they beat Doncaster they’ll be in the last eight and only two games from Wembley.

Roughyeds have no game this weekend so the players have a well-earned break in which to recharge their batteries for the visit of Coventry Bears on Sunday, May 19 (3pm).

Early indications after the Whitehaven tussle, in which Roughyeds ran in eight tries with exciting, expansive rugby, were that everyone came through without mishap.

Half-back Adam Brook, out for six weeks with a broken wrist, could have played at a pinch, but Naylor erred on the side of caution, which means the loan man from Halifax will have been out for a couple of months by the time the boss considers his line-up for the Coventry game.

The only other casualties are Anthony Bowman (broken ribs) and Aaron Jones-Bishop (knee). It is not yet known whether they will be available for the Coventry game, when Roughyeds will welcome Oldham Foodbank to the Vestacare Stadium as part of the club’s ever-increasing community programme.