Rugby League

Army Into Challenge Cup Second Round After Oulton Raiders Win

A 26-10 victory over Oulton Raiders in Aldershot booked their place in the rugby league competition's second round.

The Army rugby league team have made it through to the second round of the Challenge Cup.

The reigning Inter Services champions beat Oulton Raiders in Aldershot.

They will play a second-round tie for the first time in two years.

The Leeds-based Raiders took the lead at the Army Rugby Stadium as full-back Josh Murray dived in for a converted try.

The Raiders play in the National Conference Division One but were not in front for very long - Declan Baines scored to level the scores for the Army as the first half finished all square.

The Army's second half onslaught blew away the Oulton defence in Aldershot.

In the second half, the Army took control of the match by scoring immediately.

Baines started the move as he shipped the ball over to Kieron Roche who sprinted clear before returning the ball to his team-mate for a converted try.

A third score came soon after. Chris Dobson's deft kick deceived the Oulton defence and Ryan Watkin crashed down to extend the Army advantage.

Oulton remained in the contest, however, and managed to score through Adrian Holdsworth's try.

Despite that, the Army hit back immediately through Matt Thomas to seal a 26-10 win.

The Army will discover their second-round opponents in the draw on Tuesday.