Lions face neighbours Lane as Dewsbury handed Bradford test

Jamie Rooney
Jamie Rooney
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE neighbours Featherstone Lions and Lock Lane will face each other in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

The tie is the one Lions coach Jamie Rooney was hoping for when his team beat Kingstone Press League One team South Wales Scorpions on Saturday.

Lions, of Conference Division One, are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition. Their Castleford-based rivals play in the Premier Division and beat League One Oxford last weekend.

Hunslet Hawks, who have signed Zach Johnson on loan from neighbours Dewsbury Rams, will be at home to Doncaster in an all-League One tie and Batley Bulldogs have home advantage against Championship rivals Whitehaven.

Possibly the tie of the round sees the Rams play host to Bradford Bulls. Rams are fourth in the Championship, with Bradford top.

Featherstone Rovers face a tough tie away to in-form London Broncos.

Ties will be played on the weekend of March 19-20.

The bottom four Super League clubs join the competition in round five, with the other top-flight sides entering at the next stage.

DRAW: Batley Bulldogs v Whitehaven, Hunslet Hawks v Doncaster, Sheffield Eagles v Swinton Lions, Featherstone Lions v Lock Lane, Oldham v Kells, Rochdale Hornets v Siddal, Pilkington Recs v Halifax, Dewsbury Rams v Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions v Workington Town, York City Knights v Keighley Cougars, London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers, Toulouse v Uni of Gloucestershire All Golds.