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Challenge cup 2019

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7 hours ago, thepimp007 said:

Ah right, we were told no one had beaten a pro side at championship level, its obviously happened a few times from league 1 level. Was just checking as someone mentioned Sharlston beating Dewsbury but Dews were national league 2 then in 2004, still a great win.

Theres nothing better than seeing amateurs go real toe to toe with the pros. When we were in National League 3 and the promises that brought! We were in the northern rail cup, finished top of the group so went into the next round, played Hull KR away. We were the better side for 20 minutes, we were 10 nil up ad you just started to get a bit of a feeling we might have a chance. Then they brought Mikaili Aizue off the bench and that completely changed the game haha think it finished 50-16 great effort.

Our more recent Challenge Cup ties apart from the last Keighley one in 2014 we played Batley after beating Keighley who had a real good side then Joe Berry, and Shad Royston in the side and got well beaten. Also played Dewsbury and got beat 60-0 Richard Chapman tore us apart from hooker all day

We beat York in 1997 at their place too 21-14

We got to play Whitehaven in 1994/95 season in the third round after beating Askam (Away) and Thatto Heath (Home) in the previous rounds, we went in at half-time still well in the game but trailing 18 - 12, I think Kurt Sorensen's half time team talk scared us more than it did them, we finished well beaten 64 - 12 with them scoring most of their points in four small periods at the start and finish of both halves.

We were very disappointed when we won the Rugby League Conference Grand Final but got deigned a place in the 2009 Challenge cup when the RFL decided to invite the team we had beaten in the final.

I played (AN Other)  against Mikaili Aizue for Doncaster, my memory of him was having to walk sideway down the corridor in the changing rooms, luckily he never lasted long as he went off injured very early in the game. 

 

Correction it wasn't Mikaili it was Zook Ema!!!

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1 hour ago, thepimp007 said:

Found this in an old thread amateurs beating pro sides

 

Normanton 7-2 Holbeck (1899)

Normanton 5-0 Leeds (1900)

Birkenhead Wanderers 2-0 Millom (1901)

Windhill 5-0 Millom (1902)

Millom 7-8 Parton (1904)

Featherstone Rovers 23-2 Widnes (1906)

Saville Green 10-0 Bramley (1907)

Whitehaven Recreation 13-8 St Helens (1908)

Beverley 7-2 Ebbw Vale (1909)

Sharlston Rovers 12-7 Workington Town (1946; lost 23-14 on aggregate)

Risehow & Gillhead 10-2 Keighley (1948; lost 13-10 on aggregate)

Highfield 4-27 Beverley (1995)

Highfield 20-35 West Hull (1996)

Chorley 12-27 Thatto Heath (1996)

West Hull 10-6 York (1996)

York 14-21 Dudley Hill (1997)

Bramley 10-16 Ellenborough Rangers (1998)

Doncaster 18-23 Featherstone Lions (1998)

Ellenborough Rangers 14-12 Hunslet (1998)

Egremont 18-0 Workington Town (1998)

Bramley 12-18 Leigh Miners Rangers (1999)

Batley 0-10 Oldham St Anne's (2000)

Sheffield Eagles 14-16 Thornhill (2000)

Chorley 8-22 Woolston Rovers (2001)

Wath Brow Hornets 13-12 Workington Town (2003)

Halton Simms Cross 15-8 London Skolars (2003)

Sharlston Rovers 30-28 Dewsbury (2004)

Dudley Hill 16-14 Keighley (2004)

Swinton 14-26 East Hull (2004)

Wath Brow Hornets 32-30 Dewsbury (2005)

Thornhill 16-12 Workington Town (2006)

Wath Brow Hornets 14-12 London Skolars (2009)

Doncaster 0-26 Siddal (2010)

Leigh Miners 32-6 Oxford (2015)

The Ellbra team of 98 beating two pro teams was phenomenonal especially as Hunslet I believe won what was the northern ford premiership that year 

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26 minutes ago, gillmeister said:

The Ellbra team of 98 beating two pro teams was phenomenonal especially as Hunslet I believe won what was the northern ford premiership that year 

A little before my time at Hill were the days of playing Ellbra. Obviously beat Hill to win the national cup in 97 which coincidentally is on a well known video sharing site

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  • Kells v Rochdale Mayfield
  • Orrell St James v Underbank Rangers
  • West Bowling v Hammersmith Hills Hoists
  • Dewsbury Moor v Skirlaugh
  • East Leeds v Batley Boys
  • Wigan St Judes v Crosfields
  • Bentley v Army
  • Royal Navy v West Hull
  • Leigh Miners Rangers v Oulton Raiders
  • Wallsend Eagles v Great Britain Police
  • Drighlington v All Golds
  • Leigh East v Wigan St Patricks
  • Distington v Torfaen Tigers
  • Lock Lane v Longhorns
  • Shaw Cross Sharks v Haydock
  • Ovenden v Woolston Rovers
  • Hunslet Warriors v Featherstone Lions
  • York Acorn v Beverley
  • Normanton Knights v Edinburgh Eagles
  • Bradford Dudley Hill v Milford Marlins
  • North Herts Crusaders v Royal Air Force
  • Millom v Red Star Belgrade
  • Clock Face Miners v Siddal
  • Hunslet Club Parkside v Thornhill Trojans
  • Thatto Heath v Stanningley
  • London Chargers v Wath Brow Hornets
 
 

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58 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

FFS,hope the bus has a toilet !!

You think a trip to London is bad.

Imagine how Red Star feel going to Millom in January 😂😂

As the old joke goes they will need to turn there watches back 30 years when they get there. 😂

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15 hours ago, Impartial Observer said:

You think a trip to London is bad.

Imagine how Red Star feel going to Millom in January 😂😂

As the old joke goes they will need to turn there watches back 30 years when they get there. 😂

Least they shouldn't feel the baltic temperature haha

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On 12/15/2018 at 11:02 AM, Mr Smeaton said:

Has a new sponsor been announced for the Challenge Cup yet?

Not that I have seen anywhere. Without a sponsor will expenses be paid? Not asking that to cause a stir just would hasve thought them sort of costs would come from sponsorship money rather than the RFLs back pocket

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4 hours ago, usain bolt said:

Any news on which game is going to be televised in the first round this year by the BBC? 

Just saw that it's millom v belgrade

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