Fax get Friday kick off for Challenge Cup tie

Halifax’s fifth round Challenge Cup tie at Sheffield will take place at the Don Valley Stadium on Friday, May 10 with an 8pm kick off.

Fax officials had wanted a Sunday afternoon kick off to maximise the gate at a venue that traditionally attracts sub-1,000 attendances, but those plans were scuppered by an athletics event booked for that day.

Nevertheless, the visitors will have good memories of Friday night knockout football at the soon to be demolished arena, having roared back from a half time deficit to beat the Eagles in last year’s Northern Rail Cup semi final.