YORK City Knights Ladies star Grace Field is hoping to right some Women's Challenge Cup wrongs after a "bittersweet" victory over former side Castleford Tigers.

The Knights stormed to a 32-4 semi-final win over Cas at the weekend, teeing up a meeting in the final with St Helens at Leigh Sports Village on June 5.

That means there will be a new name on this year's trophy, as neither York nor Saints - who knocked out holders Leeds Rhinos - have won the Women's Challenge Cup before.

The 24-year-old Field, meanwhile, has played in three Challenge Cup finals, but has been on the losing side each time - something she is keen to change.

Field arrived at the LNER Community Stadium earlier this month as one of five former Cas players to join the Knights. Prior to joining York, new director of rugby Lindsay Anfield had also most recently been at the West Yorkshire side.

"It's a strange one. It's very much bittersweet," Field commented on the Castleford game.

"The move we all made, we were very much uncertain about, of how well it was going to work, and I don't think we ever envisioned that we would have this much success this early on.

"I thought we were going to need more of a period to get to know the girls and come together performance-wise.

"But we're very pleased with it.

"It's always exciting to get to a final," Field added. "It's hard to describe - it's not only exciting that we're going to be playing live on the TV and people are going to be watching, it's also two teams who have never competed for the Women's Challenge Cup.

"There has to be a new name on the trophy this year, and the fact that it could be York is exciting for not only the team but the club itself and the city."

York's meeting with St Helens will kick off at 11.15am, to be followed by the men's Challenge Cup semi-finals of Hull FC v Saints (2.30pm) and Castleford v Warrington (5pm).

Fans will be allowed into the ground, and all three matches will be televised live.

Before the Knights get their chance to compete for the Challenge Cup trophy, York return to league action this Sunday - once again at home to Castleford (3.30pm).

The Tigresses have won both of their Women's Super League games so far and sit second in the table, having conceded just six points across resounding victories over Wakefield Trinity and Featherstone Rovers.

Field is also wary that York pulled the tail of the Tigers, who will still be stinging from the weekend's defeat and will be out for revenge.

"Three, four weeks ago, I was playing alongside those girls. It's weird turning out against them," Field explained of playing against her former team-mates.

"This weekend, it's important not to underestimate what they'll bring. They'll have a lot of fire in their bellies from losing out in the Challenge Cup.

"It's important that we give them the respect they deserve because they are a fantastic team, they've got some brilliant individual players, and they're a good women's rugby league team.

"It's important that we don't go in with the attitude of, 'We beat them quite comfortably last week, it will be easy for us again'."