Distington moved into the second round of the prestigious Challenge Cup after a convincing win at the weekend.

And they were rewarded for their efforts with another home draw, when they came out of the hat on Monday night.

The next visitors for Distington will be the Royal Air Force as both sides aim to make it through to the third round.

The RAF got through on Sunday when they won 22-6 at North Herts Crusaders, but both the Army and Navy teams lost their first round ties.

But Distington have already done well as the village side hosted the Welsh side Torfaen Tigers in the first round and were not seriously extended as they claimed a 48-0 victory over the team from the Valleys.

The Iggesund Cumberland ARL champions, who were unsuccessful in their attempts to join the National Conference, are looking for new targets as a consequence. A good run in the Challenge Cup would be a start.

The West Cumbrians were 18-0 ahead at half-time as their Welsh visitors, as expected, showed a lot of fire and determination early on. But gradually Distington asserted their class and finished the contest with nine tries.

Greg Bedford and Liam McNicholas claimed two apiece and there were other touchdowns for Clayton Sutton, Matt Hewer, Stephen Conway, Phil Lister and Kieran Ritchie. Sutton added six goals.

Distington’s next opponents, the RAF were represented at Monday night’s draw by Flight Lieutenant Clint Simpson and he admitted that it could be a stern test for his side - but one that they were up for.

Although they will have a major journey to face, heading up to Distington from their Lincolnshire base.

“It’s a tough draw but we’ve got some tough lads,” said Flight Lieutenant Simpson.

“Reaching the second round is a big thing for RAF rugby league, especially as it’s our 25th anniversary year.”