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Update on Castleford Lock Lane’s Challenge Cup tie

Castleford Lock Lane will be able to play their Challenge Cup tie against Rochdale Hornets at their own home after being granted permission by the RFL.

The amateur side – who reside in the National Conference Premier – overcame League 1 Oldham in the second round of the cup, 22-12 in what has since been described as one of the greatest upsets ever.

But, there were concerns that Lock Lane would be unable to host their League 1 opponents given the nature of their own ground, the Hicksons’ Arena.

However, having been in constant dialogue with the RFL, Lock Lane have since confirmed on Twitter that they have been given permission to host the tie.

The tweet read: “Lock Lane are delighted to announce the Betfred Challenge Cup third round tie will take place at our home ground on Saturday 12th February with a 2:30pm kick off.

“Club officials have worked tirelessly since the draw was made to ensure all RFL regulations were met.

“The club would like to place on record their thanks to Pat Cluskey of the RFL who has been in constant communication with all parties to ensure the process was adhered to. We would also like to thank Saxon Security GB for their immediate assistance and fantastic service.

“The club will announce further match day details in the next 24 hours.”

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  1. J44

    February 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Glad they could play at home.

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