THERE is set to be Keighley representation in this year’s Challenge Cup final.

Former Oakbank School pupil Matty Storton was born in the town, and was on the interchange bench on Sunday for Hull KR, as they edged out Wigan 11-10 on golden point in a dramatic semi-final.

With Cougars not having a youth team at his age group when he took up rugby league, he instead made the short trip over to Odsal to join Bulls.

There from the age of 14, he made his first-team debut as a teenager against Toulouse in 2017, spending three seasons in the senior side before joining Super League side Rovers at the end of 2019.

A regular now in East Yorkshire, the forward will be hoping to join fellow former Bulls alumni in Elliot Minchella, Ethan Ryan and Rowan Milnes to glory at Wembley against Leigh next month.

Storton’s achievement is impressive given two of the town’s rugby league greats fell just short.

Keighley natives Peter Roe and Gary Moorby, both of whom went on to coach at Cougars, reached semi-finals in 1978 and 1983 respectively, the former with Bradford, the latter with Leeds.

But their sides lost, and they never made it to the showpiece.

Can Storton make it third time lucky for the town then?