16th February 2020, 20:09 | ChallengeCup

Hornets go through as West Bowling give Workington a scare

Hornets go through as West Bowling give Workington a scare

Coral Challenge Cup Round 4 wrap-up

Rochdale Hornets enjoyed a comfortable route to round four of the Coral Challenge Cup, thrashing York Acorn 54-10 thanks in no small part to a 26-point haul from Sam Freeman.

They led 30-0 at the break, courtesy of two tries - and five goals from five attempts - from Freeman, and further scores from Jamie Tracey, Lewis Sheridan and Dale Bloomfield.

Ben Calland (two), Luke Fowden and Jack Higginson touched down in the second half, with Freeman adding the extras on all four occasions as the Hornets ran riot at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Also on Sunday, Workington Town advanced with a 28-22 victory over West Bowling.

Converted first-half tries from Alex Young and Caine Barnes helped the hosts establish a 12-4 half-time advantage, Danny Halmshaw also crossing for the visitors at Derwent Park.

Second-half scores from Elliott Hall and Gabriel Fell - also both converted by Carl Forber - saw Town stretch their lead to 24-4.

Richard Lumb and Oliver Bartle reduced the arrears but Russ Bolton's 65th-minute try put the home team out of sight, with Daniel Gregory's late score - and Ben Heald's third conversion - merely consolation.

Barrow Raiders were made to work hard for a 38-18 win over London Skolars, meanwhile.

The visitors were very much in contention, trailing 14-12 at the interval and 20-18 on 62 minutes, but the Raiders surged clear in the remainder of the final quarter.

Jamie Dallimore, Danny Morrow (two), Perry Singleton, Tee Ritson, Watts Puara, Ryan Duffy all registered tries, with Dallimore adding five conversions. Charles Hammond, Jacob Thomas and Neil Thorman crossed for the Skolars, with Thorman adding three lots of extras.