Challenge Cup: Biggest game in 20 years as Dewsbury Moor host Skirlaugh

Sebastian Sternik

Following two straight promotions in the NCL, Dewsbury Moor have finally bagged themselves a Challenge Cup first round match – head coach Danny Maun has hailed it as the biggest game for the club in 20 years. 

 The former Batley Bulldogs player has recently taken over the reins at Dewsbury and is looking forward to his first ever game as a head coach.  

He said: “It’s my first game on Saturday as a coach so I am looking forward to that. I’ve been working with John Kear for three years and Matt Diskin for the last two years so I feel like I’ve got all the tools to take the team forward.” 

Moor take on Skirlaugh in the first round of the Challenge Cup this Saturday. Maun believes it is the biggest games in the club’s recent history saying: “For the club this is the biggest game in 20 years. To get into round two would be a massive achievement for the club. 

“We just want to go as far as we can in the Challenge Cup. I told the lads at training, it’s the biggest competition in rugby league and it’s good to be a part of it this year. “

Skirlaugh have a tough reputation in the amateur game and the NCL Division One side will certainly prove tough opposition for the newly promoted Dewsbury Moor. 

Maun spoke about the opposition with great respect saying: “When I was younger I used to watch a lot of amateur teams and Skirlaugh was one of the best teams in the country.

“I expect them to be very well coached and I’m expecting a tough game on Saturday. “