Cumbrian Challenge Cup Derby To Be Shown Live By BBC

By Robert Haile

Cup draws often throw up memorable matches and this one is steeped in history.

When Barrow Raiders and Workington Town were drawn to face each other in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup another chapter was ready to be written in Cumbrian rugby league.

Then the BBC picked it as part of its coverage of the Betfred Challenge Cup on Sunday March 13.

The tie is a repeat of the 1955 cup final when Barrow became the second Cumbrian team to win the Challenge Cup beating the team that was the first, Workington.

Workington have made three appearances beating Featherstone Rovers, losing to Barrow and Wigan all three within six years.

The other Cumbrian side in the draw, Whitehaven will welcome York City Knights in an all Championship tie starting at 3 o’clock on Saturday 12.

With the Super League sides entering in the next round and with one Cumbrian side guaranteed to be in the hat who knows who could be welcomed to Workington, Barrow or Whitehaven.

The Barrow Raiders, Workington Town match will be shown live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport App.