Ovenden and Elland away in Challenge Cup

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Calderdale’s two National Conference second division teams have been been drawn away in the first qualifying round for the 2013 Challenge Cup.

Ovenden must go to Dewsbury Celtic and Elland will head to Leeds Metropolitan University over the weekend of October 27 and 28.

If either of the pair is successful there will be more travelling to come. The winners of the Ovenden tie will be away to either Northumbria University or Milford Marlins and the successful team in the Elland game will then go to Underbank Rangers or Heworth on November 3/4.

Forty amateur teams are setting out on the Wembley trail this month. Another 17 - the three Armed Services teams and 14 Conference League Premier teams including Siddal - will enter the competition at the next stage.