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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Lupton will return for Workington Town for cup draw

Workington Town ace Peter Lupton will return to his amateur roots to play his part in the Challenge Cup second round draw at Millom next week.

Peter Lupton photo
Peter Lupton

Millom RL Club will host the draw on Friday week as part of the Cumbrian outfit’s 140th birthday celebrations.

Lupton, who played for the club as a junior before signing professional terms at London Broncos, will preside over the draw with Millom club stalwart Gary Kelly.

It will involve 14 Conference League Premier clubs, including last season’s NCL Grand Final winners Wath Brow Hornets, the three Armed Services teams and the five clubs that progressed from the first round. Ties will be played on March 9.

Millom treasurer Kelly said: “Millom RL club is recognised as the oldest amateur club in the world, and as we enter our 140th year it is an honour that we have been chosen to host the prestigious Challenge Cup draw.”

Clubs will no doubt be keen to avoid Wath Brow, who in addition to proving the leading amateur club in the country last season, also boast a proud Challenge Cup history.

In March last year they came close to toppling Championship One South Wales, who edged past the Hornets 24-22 at Haven’s Recreation Ground.

Millom were originally formed as Victoria Rangers on December 5, 1873 at a meeting held at the town’s Station Hotel with the formal opening of their pitch and first game taking place eight days later.

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