Plum tie for holders in National Cup


HOLDERS Egremont Rangers will host Queens, who won the competition in 2009-10, when the second round of the Xamax BARLA National Cup takes place on Saturday 6 February.

Wath Brow Hornets (successive winners in 2003-04 and 2004-05) have an intriguing trip to fledgling outfit Mirfield Stags, while fancied Fryston Warriors are at Doncaster Toll Bar.

The full draw is: Upton v Birkenshaw; Thornhill Trojans v West Bowling; Oldham St Anne’s v Myton Warriors; Egremont Rangers v Queens; Mirfield Stags v Wath Brow Hornets; Doncaster Toll Bar v Fryston Warriors; East Hull v Ossett Trinity; Thatto Heath Crusaders v Batley Boys.