Distington continue to break new ground in the Challenge Cup.

The villagers are matched with Underbank Rangers in tomorrow’s second round, the first time they have met a team from the National Conference Premier Division.

In the previous round they beat Bedford Tigers, which was the first time they had come up against opposition from the south.

Carl Hewer, who has dropped down to assistant coach this year after 10 years in charge, is looking forward to the challenge.

“There’s no doubt it will be tough because they finished sixth in the Premier Division last season,” he said.

“It appears as though they are particularly hard to beat at home.

“They have a small pitch which they are used to but which catches out visiting teams.

“Nobody will give us a chance, except ourselves, and we will just go there and give it our best shot.”

Prop Dan Park has work commitments and won’t be available while Phil Lister, who is back at the club after stints with Workington Town and Whitehaven, badly broke his finger.

Carl Stephenson has made himself available again and the influential Aiden Worthington will be back.

“We had 25 training this week so we have plenty of options” Hewer added.