Miners looking for another Cup scalp

Leigh Miners Rangers celebrate a try against Oxford in the last round of the Challenge Cup
Leigh Miners Rangers celebrate a try against Oxford in the last round of the Challenge Cup

LEIGH Miners Rangers are looking to pull off another Challenge Cup giant-killing when they take on York City Knights this Sunday.

It’s the first time the club has ever reached this stage of the competition.

The two sides have met previously, Miners succumbing 52-4 to one of the Minstermen’s previous incarnations, Ryedale York, in 1994.

Two years later and York were on the receiving end of a giantkilling when West Hull toppled them in the fourth round, but having piled 50 on NCL side Featherstone Lions in the last round, and winning by a similar margin to Miners against Oxford in a league game last weekend, James Ford’s exciting young team appear to be putting their off-field concerns behind them.

Under the banner ‘Strength in Numbers’ Miners are urging the town to rally behind them as they bid to make further history in what will be a memorable occasion. Tickets are priced at £8 adults and £4 concessions and can be bought from the Sports Village box office, the Miners clubhouse and the Britannia pub.