YORK Knights will host Oldham in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Quarter Finals after results elsewhere sealed their progression from the competition's group stages.

Despite finishing as Group Three runners-up to Wakefield Trinity, the Knights have qualified as the highest-scoring second-placed team, and will now host the Roughyeds on Sunday, March 3.

Andrew Henderson's side played in the first two weeks of the newly-formatted competition, with a 114-10 rout of Newcastle Thunder followed up by a 40-4 home defeat to Trinity, much fancied for a return to the Betfred Super League at the first time of asking.

That left the Knights with a points difference of 68, comfortably better than the other second-placed teams - reigning champions Halifax Panthers (38), Whitehaven (0), Keighley Cougars (21), Featherstone Rovers (49), Widnes Vikings (4) and Doncaster (32).

Oldham, one of the favourites for promotion to the Betfred Championship this season, earned their spot in the last eight with a 24-20 home triumph over the Panthers, before a comfortable 38-12 victory over fellow League One side Rochdale Hornets yesterday afternoon.

They are likely to be no pushovers, boasting a squad that includes ex-Knight Jamie Ellis, former Newcastle Thunder duo Ted and Jay Chapelhow, and 2023 Championship League Leaders' Shield winners Craig Kopczak and Matty Wildie.

Should York beat Oldham, they will host the winners of the Quarter Final between Sheffield Eagles and Batley Bulldogs for a place in the Final at Wembley on June 8.

1895 Cup Quarter Finals: Sheffield Eagles vs Batley Bulldogs, Bradford Bulls vs Swinton Lions, York Knights vs Oldham, Wakefield Trinity vs Barrow Raiders.