Oulton and Warriors aim to cash in on home draws

Leeds Rhinos Ryan Hall, left, and Castleford Tigers Oliver Holmes.
Leeds Rhinos Ryan Hall, left, and Castleford Tigers Oliver Holmes.
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LEEDS’ TWO definite survivors will have home ties in the second round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Hunslet Warriors will entertain West Hull and Oulton Raiders, where last night’s draw was held, play host to Southern Conference champions Valley Cougars.

Queens will travel to Siddal if they win their delayed tie at Featherstone Lions, Lock Lane are away to Wath Brow Hornets and Normanton Knights will be at home to Shaw Cross Sharks or York Acorn.

Danny Stanley scored two tries and six goals in Oulton’s 62-6 first round demolition of Scarborough Pirates.

Man of the match Matty Bullough, Andy Tillet and Chris Hope all bagged a brace for the National Conference top-flight team and Adrian Holdsworth, Scott MacDonald, Danny MacIntosh and James Cruickshank got the others, with Tommy Griffith landing a goal on his return from long-term injury.

Hunslet Warriors had to work hard before pulling away to win 42-16 at Loughborough University. Man of the match Caldon Bravo was among the try scorers, alongside Matty Fox (2), Chris Hartley, Lee West, Richard Wheelhouse, Johnny Dawson, Karl Featherstone and Gary McClelland, who added four goals. Dawson pushed Bravo close for the top player honour and Daryl Gaunt and new signing Chris Hardwick also had big games for Warriors.

Warriors spokeswoman Pam Crosby said: “The lads from Loughborough certainly gave us a game. It was only thanks to Richard Wheelhouse’s try on 39 minutes that we didn’t go in at half-time with the score level. Coach Tony Drury gave the players a pep talk in the dressing room at half-time and it was like watching a different team in the second half.”

Lock Lane demolished Sharlston Rovers 64-0, thanks to tries by Joe Capless (3), Jordan Siddons (2), James Woods (2), Mikey Hayward, Jack Beddis, Craig Duncan, Daniel Holmes and Adam Garlick. Daniel Rowse landed six goals and Nathan Fozzard added two.

Normanton beat Myton Warriors 34-16, but East Leeds, of the Conference Premier Division, suffered a surprise 20-12 home defeat to Kells, who have been promoted to Division One.

Easts spokesman Malcolm Waite said: “They are a good side, but we hadn’t had any friendlies and it showed.”

Jason Priestley and Nathan West scored Easts’ tries and Nathan Conroy and Tom Sheldrake each kicked a goal.

Leeds Beckett University went out 26-0 at Elland and Hunslet Club Parkside lost 28-8 away to Walney Central.

Queens’ tie at Featherstone Lions and Shaw Cross’ clash with Acorn will be played on Saturday.

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