Challenge Cup first round – round-up

The Challenge Cup got underway at the weekend, as 40 community clubs started on the road to Wembley.

The BBC Sport cameras were at Rochdale Mayfield to see them defeat Crosfields 28-0, while in the London derby, the Chargers beat Hammersmith Hills Hoists 18-0.

Two games were settled by just one point – Normanton Knights defeating the Royal Navy 12-11 and Batley Boys winning 17-16 at Underbank Rangers.

There were notable wins for the British Army (48-10 over Milford Marlins), University of Hull (24-10 over Hensingham) and the Royal Air Force (12-4 over Drighlington).

First round results:

British Army 48-10 Milford Marlins
Distington 32-24 Queens
East Leeds 10-28 Thornhill Trojans
Featherstone Lions 34-14 Skirlaugh
Hunslet Parkside P-P Valley Cougars
Hunslet Warriors 0-30 Wath Brow Hornets
Kells 40-8 Great Britain Police
Leigh Miners 18-22 Myton Warriors
Lock Lane 48-0 Hindley
London Chargers 18-0 Hammersmith Hills Hoists
Loughborough University 4-38 Bradford Dudley Hill
Millom 36-18 Strathmore Silverbacks
Orrell St James 34-0 Northampton Knights
Oulton Raiders 28-26 Siddal
Rochdale Mayfield 28-0 Crosfields
Royal Air Force 12-4 Drighlington
Royal Navy 11-12 Normanton Knights
Saddleworth Rangers 12-22 Thatto Heath
Underbank Rangers 16-17 Batley Boys
University of Hull 24-10 Hensingham
Wallsend 6-42 Pilkington Recs
West Hull 58-10 Longhorns RL
York Acorn 16-32 Askam

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