British Army march on in Challenge Cup

James Gordon

The British Army could face semi-professional opposition or even a former winner after making it through to the Challenge Cup fourth round.

They were 34-22 winners over Ince Rose Bridge on Saturday afternoon to book their place in Monday night’s draw in Halifax.

It’s the first time they have ever progressed this far in the competition, and they did so having trailed 12-4 at half time in Aldershot.

The Army could face one of 13 Championship clubs in the fourth round, which is due to take place on February 22/23.

Also in the hat for the fourth round are NCL sides Leigh Miners Rangers and Siddal, who won against Bentley and West Hull respectively.

League One side Doncaster survived a scare in beating amateurs Thornhill Trojans 24-20, while North Wales Crusaders thrashed Rochdale Mayfield 64-6.

There are another six ties on Sunday, all featuring League One sides.

Saturday results

Rochdale Mayfield 6-64 North Wales

Thornhill Trojans 20-24 Doncaster

Siddal 10-6 West Hull

British Army 34-22 Ince Rose Bridge

Leigh Miners Rangers 20-4 Bentley

Sunday fixtures

West Wales v Underbank

Workington v West Bowling

Barrow v London S

Hunslet v Coventry

Keighley v Newcastle

Rochdale v York Acorn