10th March 2019, 17:55 | ChallengeCup
Keighley Cougars needed to a strong finish to ensure they didn’t suffer a Coral Challenge Cup shock against community side Distington.
Keighley eventually secured a 28-14 side over the National Conference League side, who had lead 8-6 just after the break after Clayton Sutton had kicked two penalties and Phil Lister had one over for a 47thminute try.
However Alfie Seeley crossed twice, with Jason Muraka also bagging to give the League 1 side some breathing space.
Liam McNicholas then produced a brilliant field-length try for Distington but Davey Dixon rubber-stamped the win for Keighley with a try on the hooter, to end a thrilling cup tie at Cougar Park.
Oldham had no similar troubleagainst North West Mens’ League side Haydock, as the amateurs were on the end of a heavy 80-10 defeat, live on Our League.
Matty Wilkinson, Zack McComb and debutant Harry Maders all scored hat-tricks for the hosts in a straight-forward victory.
North Wales Crusaders secured an impressive 31-18 victory over London Skolars in an all-League 1 clash in the capital.
Kenny Baker (2), Karl Ashall, Callum Hazzard and Simon Atherton were all on the scoreboard for the Wrexham-based side.
TRY!! @OfficialHavenRl— Whitehaven Rugby League (@OfficialHavenRl) March 10, 2019
BULMAN SCORES HIS SIXTH
Equalling the club record
With six tries to his name, Andrew Bulman equalled a Whitehaven club record for most tries in a match as they romped to a 74-4 win over NCL side Wigan St Pats.
Dave Thompson scored four tries for the Cumbrians.
Elsewhere West Hull defeated Dewsbury Moor 26-10 whilst Workington Town v Siddal was postponed due to snow.
The fourth round draw takes place at Bradford Bulls’ Odsal Stadium on Tuesday, with 12 Championship ties joining the competition.
The draw will be live streamed on the BBC website and Challenge Cup Facebook page.