Featherstone Lions face 500-mile round trip

Featherstone Lions make the long trek to Portsmouth to play the Royal Navy.
Featherstone Lions make the long trek to Portsmouth to play the Royal Navy.
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National Conference League Division One side Featherstone Lions will make a 500-mile round trip to Portsmouth this weekend.

Lions face the Royal Navy in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round at the US Sports Ground, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, on Saturday (2pm kick-off).

NCL Premier Division side Lock Lane are also away in the first round.

They visit Bradford outfit West Bowling.

Normanton Knights have a home first round tie against Cumbria outfit Distington at Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Sharlston Rovers travel to York Acorn while Oulton Raiders make the short journey to East Leeds.

The second round will be played on February 13-14.

The second round draw will be made next Tuesday.