West Cumbrian rivals Whitehaven and Workington Town have been drawn together in the first round of the League 1 Cup, after the draw took place this evening live on BBC Radio Leeds.
The home teams were drawn by Paul Handforth, the former Keighley Cougars player and Man of the Match in last year’s final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, while the away teams were drawn by West Yorkshire Sport Daily presenter Paul Ogden.
The draw in full is as follows:
Pool A (northern regions):
Whitehaven v Workington Town
York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders
Hunslet RLFC v Newcastle Thunder
Keighley Cougars v Doncaster
Rochdale Mayfield v Barrow Raiders
Pool B (midlands and southern regions):
Oxford v Coventry Bears
South Wales Ironmen v London Skolars
Hemel Stags v University of Gloucestershire All Golds
The first round ties will be played over the weekend of February 18-19, 2017.