Home ties for Lock Lane and Lions in Challenge Cup

First round ties are scheduled to be played on the weekend of January 27-28.
First round ties are scheduled to be played on the weekend of January 27-28.

FEATHERSTONE Lions host Skirlaugh and Lock Lane are home to Hindley in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round on the weekend of January 27-28.

National Conference League sides Lions and Lock Lane were among 48 clubs in the draw which was made tonight by former Lock Lane player Gareth Ellis, the ex-Hull FC captain, and England assistant coach Paul Wellens.

Featherstone Lions will be out to avenge their 25-18 defeat against Skirlaugh in the NCL Division One play-off final in 2016.

Normanton Knights have an away tie at Royal Navy.

The full draw is:

Leigh Miners Rangers v Myton Warriors, Underbank Rangers v Batley Boys, Kells v British Police, Wallsend Eagles v Pilkington Recs, Rochdale Mayfield v Crosfields, Lock Lane v Hindley, Hunslet Club Parkside v Valley Cougars, London Chargers v Hammersmith Hills Hoists, Royal Air Force v Drighlington, Oulton Raiders v Siddal, Millom v Strathmore Silverbacks, Loughborough University v Bradford Dudley Hill, Hull University v Hensingham, Orrell St James v Northampton Demons, Royal Navy v Normanton Knights, York Acorn v Askam, Saddleworth Rangers v Thatto Heath Crusaders, Shaw Cross Sharks v Beverley, West Hull v Longhorns, East Leeds v Thornhill Trojans, Hunslet Warriors v Wath Brow Hornets, Featherstone Lions v Skirlaugh, British Army v Milford Marlins, Distington v Queens.