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Challenge Cup holders Illingworth St Mary’s face a tough second round tie in this season’s competition.

Saints, who started their defence in impressive fashion with a 10-3 mauling of AFC Crossley’s at the weekend, will be away to early Halifax AFL leaders Warley Rangers.

St Columbas’ ‘reward’ for Saturday’s 2-1 win over a Mixenden United side from two divisions higher is a trip to play powerful Midgley United.

Champions Calder ‘76 face a tricky trip to Northowram and fancied Ryburn United travel to meet Shelf United at their new Lightcliffe Academy playing base.

Draws - Jack Haymer Challenge Cup, second round: Brighouse Sports v Denholme United, Elland Alllstars v Copley United, Holmfield v Sowerby Bridge, Illingworth St Marys v Warley Rangers (date to be arranged), Midgley United v St Columbas, Northowram v Calder 76, Salem v Shelf FC, Shelf United v Ryburn United.

Ziggy’s Metro Cars Invitation Cup, second round: Calder 76 Res v Shelf United Res, Greetland Res v Midgley United Res, Ryburn United Res v Junction Inn, The Ivy House v Sowerby Bridge Res.

Games on Saturday, October 29 (1.45).

Saturday’s results - Jack Haymer Challenge Cup, first round: Greetland AFC 2 (K.Jowett A.Ford) Midgley United 7 (C.Woodhouse 2 M.Woodhouse S.Tattersall G.Bamford G.Spink R.Jeffrey), Illingworth St Marys 10 (J.Booth 3 Joe Griffin 3 P.Livesey 2 C.Cook J.Langan) AFC Crossleys 3 (T.Young 2 D.Mlodeski), Northowram 4 (M.Eade 2 C.Conroy L.Oldridge) Hebden Royd Red Star 4 (W.Chadwick 2 L.Cockroft 2) Northowram won 5-4 pens, Sowerby United 1 (C.Ashworth) Calder 76 8 (R.Topham 3 R.Allen 2 Z.Greenwood S.Cartwright B.Oldfield), St Columbas 2 Mixenden United 1.

Ziggy’s Metro Cars Invitation Cup, first round: Calder 76 Res 3 (J.Redmond 2 D.Megson) Illingworth St Marys Res 2 (J.Pullan H.Partington), FC Plummet Line 3 (L.Calvert 2 J.Meade) Junction Inn 3 (M.Spink R.Barkham J.Barkham). Junction won 5-4 pens, Midgley United Res 9 (M.Rigby 3 J.Stott 2 J.Yates J.Manning J.Cartlidge L.Marlow) Hebden Royd Red Star Res 0, Ryburn United Res 10 (N.Hargreaves 4 R.Redhead 2 J.Finch 2 A.Barlow J.Brown) AFC Crossleys Res 0, Salem Res 2 (D.Holcroft J.Broadbent) Sowerby Bridge Res 6 (S.Hibbert 3 K.Patterson K.Charnock D.Wood), Shelf United Res 3 (R.Broadley 2 J.Norcliffe) Sowerby United Res 2 (L.Barber A.Haggerty), The Ivy House FC 7 Northowram Res 0.