YORK City Knights' Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Lions will go ahead at Featherstone Rovers' Post Office Road ground today (3pm), after the surface passed a morning pitch inspection.

The game should have been played at Bootham Crescent but, with York City's home match against Southport yesterday being postponed and the pitch deemed waterlogged, the Knights switched the fourth round tie to Featherstone.

That decision was made partly because there were no available dates in which to reschedule the tie at York's home ground before the fifth round.

Post Office Road - which also staged yesterday's cup tie between local amateurs Normanton and Championship side Rochdale, that match concluding amid a snow storm - still needed to pass a pitch inspection after the latest bout of wintry weather, but it got the thumbs up this morning.

All it needs now is for the M62 to be clear for Swinton to make the journey over the Pennines, with heavy snow having led to congestion last night and earlier today.

The Super League game at nearby Castleford, with Wigan the visitors, is among the games to have been postponed.

Featherstone Rovers themselves are away to North Wales Crusaders in the cup, though a pitch inspection is taking place there too.

The League One Knights go into today's game as underdogs against a Championship outfit looking to kickstart their season.

The draw for the fifth round, at which stage Super League clubs enter, will be held on Tuesday night.