Sharlston Rovers target Carnegie Challenge Cup progression against Wigan St Cuthberts

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SHARLSTON Rovers will be looking for more of the same when they target Carnegie Challenge Cup progression against Wigan St Cuthberts at Weeland Road tomorrow (kick-off 2pm).

The Pennine League club face St Cuthberts in the second round of the world-famous competition - just a week after knocking them out of the BARLA National Cup in convincing fashion.

Rovers eased to a 52-4 victory over the Lancashire side in the second round of the defence of their National Cup title at the weekend and head coach Gordy Long will demand a similar impressive showing in the Challenge Cup this weekend.

Victory would put them in the hat for the third round and the chance to face a Co-operative Championship side, and leave them just a win away from facing possible Super League opposition.

Sharlston are the only remaining Wakefield amateur side left in the competition after Eastmoor Dragons, Normanton Knights and Stanley Rangers all fell at earlier hurdles.

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