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12th February 2020, 14:55 | ChallengeCup

Keighley and Newcastle Coral Challenge Cup tie on Our League

Keighley and Newcastle Coral Challenge Cup tie on Our League

Four Coral Challenge Cup Round Three fixtures re-arranged

Revised dates for the four outstanding Coral Challenge Cup round three ties can now be confirmed, following their postponement last Sunday due to Storm Ciara.

Keighley Cougars will entertain League 1 counterparts Newcastle Thunder on Saturday 15 February – a tie that will be streamed live on Our League from 2pm. The winners will play National Conference side Siddal in round four.    

The other three fixtures will take place on Sunday 16 February, including Rochdale Hornets home game with York Acorn which has been switched to Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium as the Crown Oil Arena pitch remains unplayable. The game will kick off at 3pm and the winners will entertain the British Army. Kick off at Derwent Park, where League 1 Workington Town entertain Bradford’s West Bowling, is 2pm, while Barrow Raiders take on London Skolars in another all-League 1 clash at 3pm. The winners of these ties will play Doncaster and Featherstone respectively in round four.

The full draw for round four, which was made at Halifax on Monday evening, is as follows.

Bradford Bulls v Underbank Rangers; Featherstone Rovers v Barrow Raiders or London Skolars; Leigh Centurions v Batley Bulldogs; London Broncos v York City Knights; North Wales Crusaders v Hunslet; Rochdale Hornets or York Acorn v British Army; Sheffield Eagles v Halifax; Siddal v Keighley Cougars or Newcastle Thunder; Swinton Lions v Leigh Miners Rangers; Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams; Widnes Vikings v Oldham;; Workington Town or West Bowling v Doncaster. 

Ties will be played on the weekend on 22/23 February. The draw for round five will be held on Monday 24 February.   

As a result of the third round postponements, four of next weekend’s five scheduled Betfred League 1 fixtures will be rearranged: Coventry v Rochdale; Keighley v Hunslet; Newcastle v West Wales and Workington v London Skolars.