YORK Acorn have been drawn at home to Barrow Island in round two of the Coral Challenge Cup after easing to a 36-14 victory over Hammersmith Hills Hoists.

National Conference League premier division side Acorn will take on a Barrow outfit who finished fifth in division two last year on the weekend of January 25-26.

Two matches over the course of the weekend will be selected for live streaming - one by the BBC and one by the RFL's Our League app - though these have yet to be confirmed.

Barrow won 12, lost nine and drew one of their 22 games last term to secure their spot in the penultimate play-off spot.

Island were beaten 56-18 at Hull Dockers in the play-offs in September.

The Cumbrian club ensured their progression from round one by thrashing Wales's Rhondda Outlaws 84-6 - the biggest margin of victory of any side in the round.

Acorn's victory over London-based Hammersmith wasn't a vintage performance from Josh Mortimer's side, with pre-season training only been a month old and their opening league game still eight weeks away.

Acorn managed to get on the scoreboard first though, when, on 10 minutes, quick hands along their three quarters allowed winger Joel Johnson to step inside the visitor's cover to score.

Handling errors out wide meant Acorn missed several guilt-edged opportunities to stretch their lead.

That was until the 35th minute, when prop Tim Stubbs crashed through the defence.

Hammersmith hit back almost immediately as their key man Luke Ferry dummied his way over from acting half, to which Mitchell Wilson then added the conversion.

Acorn's response was clinical though, as winger Luke Swales, took a reverse pass from Antony Chilton before racing through a gap to score under the posts.

Chilton converted all three of the tries to give Acorn an 18-6 half-time lead.

Hammersmith remained in the game and after the restart full-back Dane O'Hehir took a Chilton bomb inside his own 20m, before storming down the right edge to finish out wide.

Acorn were back on track when York City Knights' trialist Lewis Brown laid on a try for the supporting Lewis Lord.

Some interchange play between Nick Speck and Jack Byrne sent the latter over for a clear run to the line.

Two Chilton goals followed to ensure a 20-point advantage.

Hammersmith didn't cave in though and took advantage of some Acorn ill-discipline through an unconverted score from Jordan Darkwa in the corner.

But, it was Acorn who had the final word of the contest, adding some gloss to the scoreline with five minutes to spare.

Brown took advantage of a 20-yard break from second-row Elliott Bulmer, with the supporting half-back breezing over the whitewash.

Chilton kept up his 100 per cent record with the boot by scoring his sixth goal from as many attempts.