Challenge Cup: Fax get amateurs, but Siddal have tougher task

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Halifax were handed an apparently straightforward route into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup after being paired with St Helens amateurs Pilkington Recs in Tuesday night’s fourth round draw.

Recs are currently second in Division One of the National Conference and will start at long odds to defy Richard Marshall’s Championship outfit.

But Calderdale’s own amateur giant killers Siddal, who thumped League 1 Newcastle Thunder in round three, will have their work cut out to make it to the next stage after being drawn away at Rochdale Hornets.

Fax’s game is likely to be played at St Helens’ Langtree Park stadium, with all games taking place over the weekend of March 19/20.

Full 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 University of Gloucestershire All Golds