The draw for the first round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup was made on Thursday afternoon with Miners being handed a home tie against Underbank Rangers from Huddersfield on Saturday 30th January.
The two teams meet for the second year running after playing each other at Twist Lane last year in the first round of the Conference Challenge Trophy and will both see this game as good preparation for the start of the new National Conference League season which begins in March.
2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round draw in full is as follows:
London Chargers v Shaw Cross Sharks
Thatto Heath Crusaders v Hunslet Club Parkside
Aberdeen Warriors v Northumbria University
Stanningley v Pilkington Recs
Normanton Knights v Distington
The Army v Siddal
West Bowling v Lock Lane
Leigh Miners Rangers v Underbank Rangers
East Leeds v Oulton Raiders
Millom v University of Hull
Royal Navy v Featherstone Lions
Widnes West Bank v Rochdale Mayfield
Wath Brow Hornets v Royal Air Force
Hull Dockers v Thornhill Trojans
Egremont Rangers v Blue Bulls
West Hull v Great Britain Police
Kells v Nottingham Outlaws
York Acorn v Sharlston Rovers
First round ties will played over the weekend of January 30 – 31.