Four of the eight ties in the second round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup involve teams from the Premier Division of the Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League.
It’s hard to call the clashes between Kells and Mayfield, Pilkingtons and Siddal, West Hull and Thatto Heath Crusaders, and Wigan St Patrick’s and Egremont, all of whom are likely to make an impact in the NCL’s top flight.
Elsewhere London Chargers, who beat Bridgend 116-0 in the first round, will be hard-pressed to contain Bartlett’s BARLA Yorkshire Cup holders Fryston Warriors while another London side, Wests Warriors, face a tough task at Featherstone Lions.
Haydock, fresh from a stunning success at Wath Brow, will test Xamax BARLA National Cup holders Thornhill, while York Acorn have a tough challenge at Myton.
*Ladbrokes Challenge Cup (round two)*
Featherstone Lions v Wests Warriors
Haydock v Thornhill Trojans
Kells v Rochdale Mayfield
London Chargers v Fryston Warriors
Pilkington Recs v Siddal
Myton Warriors v York Acorn
West Hull v Thatto Heath Crusaders
Wigan St Patrick’s v Egremont Rangers
Ties to be played on February 18-19
The survivors will be joined by League 1 teams in the third round.