Saturday’s Cup Action: Askam welcome York, Workington travel to Hunslet Club Parkside


The Challenge Cup returns this weekend as the 14 League One teams enter the fray.

The competition is starting to get serious as soon the Championship and then the Super League teams will be drawn.

Half of the ties will take place on Saturday with the ties being mainly played the community clubs that are left in the competition.

The highlight of the day is community side Hunslet Club Parkside welcoming Leon Pryce’s Workington Town. Pryce a six time Challenge Cup winner with Bradford Bulls, St Helens and Hull FC.

Yorkshire club Askam also welcome serious competition as they take on York City Knights, a side many fancy to challenge for the Championship this season.

The only all League One tie of the day sees Whitehaven welcome London Skolars, who make the long trip from the Capital to Cumbria.

Other ties sees the competition’s big story Batley Boys travel to take on Normanton Knights in what should be a fascinating tie. Another tie to whet the appetite sees Millom, who beat a team three divisions higher than them in Bradford Dudley Hill, take on Pilkington Recs away.

The British Army are the last side representing the Armed Forces left as they travel to take on Kells.

For half of these teams, the Road to Wembley continues and as for the other half, focus can turn to League action as most of the Community Leagues haven’t started yet.

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