YORK Knights will travel to newly-promoted Betfred Championship outfit Dewsbury Rams in the Third Round of this year's Betfred Challenge Cup.

Whilst that trip is relatively short, York Acorn find themselves at the other end of the distance scale, now facing the mammoth near 800-mile round trip to Betfred League One side Cornwall.

Both ties will take place on the weekend of February 10-11.

The Knights will be hoping to replicate last year's run, in which they reached the competition's Quarter Final for the first time in 19 years before falling to defeat against eventual winners Leigh Leopards.

Their competition began against NCL amateurs West Bowling, before a monumental second-half performance saw York do just enough to hold on against fellow Championship promotion-contenders Sheffield Eagles in front of the BBC cameras in April after Danny Kirmond's first-half red card.

And the Knights could again face Sheffield in the Fourth Round of this year's competition, with the winners of the sides' respective Third Round ties facing off.

Henderson described that triumph as one of the best matches that he had ben involved in during his rugby career, with his side then going on to defeat both Newcastle Thunder and London Broncos to leave themselves as the last Championship team standing in the competition.

Dewsbury themselves performed well in last year's competition, beating Rochdale Hornets and Widnes Vikings before being knocked out of the competition with a Fifth Round defeat at the Broncos.

Josh Mortimer's Acorn began their Challenge Cup yesterday, avoiding an upset with a 22-12 victory at community club Orrell St James in the Second Round.

Clayton Shepherdson, Ant Chilton, Callum Worthington and George Hunt all crossed the whitewash for the North Yorkshire side, but Acorn were dealt an injury blow to powerful centre Luke Swales, with play stopped for almost an hour whilst he received treatment.

Whilst Cornwall do not quite reach the heights of last season's Third Round trip to Bradford Bulls, Acorn will be hoping that the long journey does not hamper their progress to the Fourth Round, which would see them host either Stanningley or Wath Brow Hornets.

Fourth Round ties will be played on the weekend of February 24-25.

Challenge Cup Third Round Draw:

Sheffield Eagles vs Newcastle Thunder, Batley Bulldogs vs Workington Town, Bradford Bulls vs North Wales Crusaders, Cornwall vs York Acorn, Hunslet vs Keighley Cougars, Halifax Panthers vs Whitehaven, Stanningley vs Wath Brow Hornets, Swinton Lions vs West Hull, Siddal vs Wakefield Trinity, Lock Lane vs Hunslet ARLFC, Dewsbury Rams vs York Knights, Widnes Vikings vs Doncaster, Hammersmith Hills Hoists vs Wests Warriors, Rochdale Hornets vs Midland Hurricanes, Barrow Raiders vs Oldham, Thatto Heath vs Featherstone Rovers.

Challenge Cup Fourth Round Draw:

Batley Bulldogs/ Workington Town vs Rochdale Hornets/Midland Hurricanes. Hunslet/ Keighley Cougars vs Thatto Heath/Featherstone Rovers, Cornwall/York Acorn vs Stanningley/Wath Brow Hornets, Bradford Bulls/North Wales Crusaders vs Widnes Vikings/Doncaster, Swinton Lions/West Hull vs Barrow Raiders/Oldham, Siddal/Wakefield Trinity vs Lock Lane/Hunslet ARLFC, Halifax Panthers/Whitehaven vs Hammersmith Hills Hoists/Wests Warriors, Dewsbury Rams/York Knights vs Sheffield Eagles/Newcastle Thunder.