26th February 2018, 10:57 | ChallengeCup

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round-up

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round-up

Cumbrian amateurs Distington threatened an upset against Coventry Bears in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round but the League 1 side prevailed in the end 42-12 winners, live on BBC Sport.

Diss were just 12-18 behind early in the second half after Gregory Bradford grabbed his second try of the afternoon but from there on, the semi-pros showed their edge.

Harry Chapman and Jason Bass both scored braces for the hosts, with Chris Barratt, Lewis Lord and Hayden Freeman also crossing.

North Wales Crusaders completed a stunning comeback from 6-24 down to defeat fellow League 1 side Keighley Cougars 28-24.

Sam Atherton was the star man as he scored a 15-minute hat-trick to ensure the Wrexham-based side’s place in round three.

Featherstone Lions, who caused the upset of the second round when they knocked out NCL champions Thatto Heath, fell to a 42-0 defeat to League 1 side Oldham.

There were big wins for five time winners Bradford Bulls, who thrashed West Wales Raiders 82-6 with Elliot Minichella bagging five tries, whilst Doncaster beat community side Myton Warriors by the same scoreline, with Jason Tali scoring four times.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Hunslet saw off another community side Oulton Raiders 82-6, whilst Newcastle Thunder recorded their biggest ever win with a 74-0 victory at Hemel Stags.

Three community clubs will be in Tuesday’s fourth round draw, including Normanton Knights, who ended Batley Boys’ impressive run in the competition with an 18-0 win.

Whitehaven-based Kells defeated British Army 30-4, whilst Pilkington Recs, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, defeated Millom 32-16.

Also on Saturday, York City Knights beat Askam 64-6, Workington Town defeated Hunslet Club Parkside 24-16 and Whitehaven edged past London Skolars 16-14.