KEIGHLEY Cougars will fancy their chances of a good run in the Challenge Cup this season, after they or Newcastle Thunder were handed an away tie at National Conference League Premier Division side Siddal in Round Four.

The Halifax amateur side disposed of divisional rivals West Hull 10-6 at the weekend in the Third Round but will have to wait to find out which League One outfit they will be taking on.

Keighley were set to play Newcastle last Sunday at Cougar Park but the torrential downpours and strong winds brought about by Storm Ciara saw the referee call the game off a few hours before kick-off.

The clash has now been rearranged for this Sunday, meaning that Keighley's league opener against Hunslet will now have to take place at another time.

Last week, Cougars head coach Rhys Lovegrove said he felt the Challenge Cup tie with Newcastle would act as a good measuring stick for his players ahead of the new season, and he has now had an extra week to prepare them.

If Keighley do it make it through their clash with the north-east side, the game at Siddal will take place on the weekend of February 21-23.

Elsewhere, Bradford Bulls were drawn at home to face NCL side Underbank Rangers, while Workington Town or West Bowling, whose Third Round tie was postponed like Cougars', will host League One side Doncaster.