Raiders to face the Challenge of Oldham

It seems like a lifetime since Barrow Raiders last had a fixture to prepare for but last night they found out who their opponents will be in the Betfred Challenge Cup.

Barrow are one of three Division 1 clubs joining the 13 Championship sides in the Round 1 draw, which was made by four-times cup winner Jon Wilkin.

The Raiders were given a tie away at Oldham in the first round with the victors travelling to either Swinton or Newcastle the following weekend for Round 2.

First round Ties will be played on the weekend 19th-21st March with the second round taking place 26th-28th March.

Full Draw

First Round London Broncos v Keighley Cougars, Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams, Oldham v Barrow Raiders, West Wales Raiders v Widnes Vikings, Swinton Lions v Newcastle Thunder, Halifax Panthers v Batley Bulldogs, Sheffield Eagles v York City Knights, Featherstone Rovers v Bradford Bulls.

Second Round Swinton Lions or Newcastle Thunder v Oldham or Barrow Raiders, Featherstone Rovers or Bradford Bulls v Halifax Panthers or Batley Bulldogs, London Broncos or Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles or York City Knights, West Wales Raiders or Widnes Vikings v Whitehaven or Dewsbury Rams.

Written By
Mark Curwen

Mark Curwen

Bowls Editor

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