NORTH Wales Crusaders and Oldham both go into tomorrow's key League 1 clash having played Doncaster in their previous encounters.

While Oldham found themselves being edged out 16-12 a fortnight ago, Anthony Murray's Crusaders were able to maintain their perfect start to the campaign with a thumping 46-0 win on their travels.

Murray has been keen for his players to cut down on their errors and conceding penalties in matches.

Only giving away two penalties all game at Doncaster was hugely pleasing to Murray and this gave the Crusaders players the energy to cope with any threats from their hosts.

The standard has now been set and Murray will be looking for more of the same moving forward.

"We did the review of the game and we ran through our stats," he said.

"We have made a few in-house goals about how many errors and penalties we're willing to give away and we reached those goals on the weekend."

Murray is anticipating another tough test in Colwyn Bay tomorrow evening against an Oldham outfit that is rebuilding after suffering relegation from the Championship last season.

They now have coach Stu Littler at the helm and Murray added: "They have got a new coach in place and he is very experienced.

"Stu will have his team well drilled.

"We need to go into the game focusing in areas we focused on in the Doncaster game."

Two late penalty goals proved decisive as Oldham lost out 16-12 at Doncaster at the beginning of the month.

Littler’s men led 12-6 at the hour mark, and were good value for it, but the Dons with a late smash-and-grab act to deny the visitors their first away win this year in League 1.

Meanwhile, following the extension of Dane Windrow’s loan to the end of the season, Oldham have this week announced the capture of two more forwards as they look ahead to consecutive away games at the Crusaders and London Skolars.

Nyle Flynn, 24, is a tough forward from Batley Bulldogs and he has arrived on a season-long loan with a 48-hour call-back clause.

Billy Yarrow, a hooker from Dewsbury Celtic who has already made two Oldham appearances while on trial forms, has now signed on contract to the end of the season.

Littler told the club's website: “We’re on the look-out all the time to see who becomes available. We’ll keep on tweaking the squad until we get it right.

“I’m delighted to welcome Nyle, who had a great season for Batley last year before picking up an injury, from which he is now fighting his way back.

"Batley needed him to have some game time now he is fully fit again and that’s the only reason they’ve let him come to us."

Flynn played in last season's Championship play-offs, turning out for Batley in their 51-12 semi-final loss to current Super League side Toulouse.

He has trained with his new team mates and is thought to be in contention to make his game-day comeback against the Crusaders in Colwyn Bay.

A number of players won't be featuring for the Crusaders on Saturday, with Matt Reid and Jono Smith both unavailable, while Harry Swarbrick and Scott Turner remain out injured.

However, Brad Brennan should return after recovering from a quad injury.

Also tomorrow, Doncaster head south to tackle the London Skolars.

The big match on Sunday sees unbeaten Keighley Cougars hosting Rochdale Hornets, while Hunslet entertain Swinton Lions and the West Wales Raiders go to Cornwall.