West Cumbrian derby in League 1 Cup draw


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.