2nd June 2019, 18:41 | 1895_cup

1895 Cup round-up

1895 Cup round-up

Five sides now just two wins from Wembley.

Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams, Leigh Centurions, Doncaster and York City Knights are all just two wins away from Wembley after securing their respective places in the 1895 Cup quarter-finals.

Leigh proved to be the biggest winners of the day as they eased past Workington Town 62-12 on home turf.

Gregg McNally scored a hat-trick of tries for the Centurions, who led 2-46 at the break and handed a second debut to Gareth Hock.

Meanwhile, Doncaster are the only League 1 side left in the competition after winning 24-12 at Oldham.

It was 6-6 at the break, but the Dons scored three tries back-to-back which put them out of sight.

Elsewhere, Betfred Championship side York battled to overcome Newcastle Thunder 30-16 at Bootham Crescent.

They were just 16-10 up at half time, but a Junior Vaivai-inspired second-half performance saw them over the line.

Meanwhile, the Heavy Woollen duo of Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams both progressed in comfortable fashion.

The Rams were 44-26 winners at home to Swinton with Liam Finn's seven goals and a Sam Day double providing the difference.

And Batley won 38-18 at home to Rochdale Hornets.

Rochdale were in the contest at the break just 16-12 down, but four tries in 20 minutes after the restart helped secure Batley's place in the final eight.

Remaining fixtures - Wednesday, June 5:

Barrow Raiders v Bradford Bulls
Halifax RLFC v Sheffield Eagles
Widnes Vikings v Featherstone Rovers

The quarter final draw will take place on Friday.