1985–86 Challenge Cup

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1985–86 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Number of teams 36
Winners Castleford colours.svg Castleford
Runners-up HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Lance Todd Trophy Castleford colours.svg Bob Beardmore

The 1985–86 Challenge Cup was the 85th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. Known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons, the final was contested by Castleford and Hull Kingston Rovers at Wembley. Castleford won the match 15–14.

Preliminary round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Hunslet 20–8 Kells 1,200
2 Hull 38–10 Dudley Hill 2,590
3 Swinton 8–30 Leeds 1,348
4 Carlisle 20–14 Mansfield Marksman 482

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Hull Kingston Rovers 22–6 Hull 8,770
2 Blackpool Borough 30–10 Runcorn Highfield 422
3 Doncaster 18–12 Salford 842
4 Featherstone Rovers 14–18 Widnes 2,378
5 Halifax 4–24 Leeds 7,422
6 Huddersfield 4–10 Rochdale Hornets 913
7 Hunslet 6–60 Castleford 2,358
8 Keighley 2–24 Leigh 1,968
9 Oldham 56–10 Carlisle 2,785
10 Warrington 62–11 Sheffield Eagles 2,347
11 Workington Town 12–56 Wigan 6,346
12 York 18–6 Whitehaven 2,339
13 Bramley 8–6 Batley 1,050
14 Bradford Northern 10–8 Wakefield Trinity 2,649
15 Dewsbury 19–22 St. Helens 1,948
16 Fulham 4–17 Barrow 1,220

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Doncaster 10–28 Leeds 7,636
2 Widnes 36–20 Rochdale Hornets 3,706
3 Wigan 24–14 St. Helens 18,553
4 Barrow 6–30 Castleford 3,613
5 Bradford Northern 20–20 Bramley 3,037
Replay Bramley 2–36 Bradford Northern 3,014
6 Leigh 31–10 Blackpool Borough 3,241
7 Oldham 13–6 Warrington 6,526
8 York 6–34 Hull Kingston Rovers 5,694

Third round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Hull Kingston Rovers 25–10 Leigh 7,928
2 Oldham 6–1 Bradford Northern 6,962
3 Widnes 10–10 Leeds 8,141
Replay Leeds 5–0 Widnes 15,710
4 Wigan 2–10 Castleford 18,503

Semi final[edit]

22 March 1986
Castleford 18 – 7 Oldham
Try: Beardmore (2), Marchant
Goal: Ketteridge (3)
Report Try: Liddiard
Goal: Hobbs
Drop goal: Ashton
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 12,430
29 March 1986
Leeds 24 – 24 Hull Kingston Rovers
Try: Currie (2), Creasser, Medley
Goal: Creasser (3)
Drop goal: Lyons, Webb
Report Try: Laws (2), Smith (2)
Goal: Dorahy (4)
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 23,866

Replay[edit]

3 April 1986
Hull Kingston Rovers 17 – 0 Leeds
Try: Johnston, Kelly, Lydiat
Goal: Dorahy (2)
Drop goal: Harkin
Report
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 32,485

Final[edit]

3 May 1986
Castleford 15 – 14 Hull Kingston Rovers
Try: Beardmore, Marchant, Sandy
Goal: Ketteridge
Drop goal: Beardmore
Report Try: Prohm (2), Lydiat
Goal: Dorahy
Wembley, London
Attendance: 82,134
Referee/s: R. Whitfield (Widnes)[1]
Man of the Match: Bob Beardmore
FB 1 Gary Lord
RW 2 David Plange
RC 3 Tony Marchant
LC 4 Gary Hyde
LW 5 Jamie Sandy
SO 6 John Joyner (c)
SH 7 Bob Beardmore
PR 8 Kevin Ward
HK 9 Kevin Beardmore
PR 10 Barry Johnson
SR 11 Keith England
SR 12 Martin Ketteridge
LF 13 Ian French
Substitutions:
IC 14 David Roockley
IC 15 Stuart Horton
Coach:
Mal Reilly
FB 1 George Fairbairn
RW 2 Garry Clark
RC 3 Mike Smith
LC 4 Gary Prohm
LW 5 David Laws
SO 6 John Dorahy
SH 7 Paul Harkin
PR 8 Peter Johnston
HK 9 David Watkinson (c)
PR 10 Asuquo Ema
SR 11 Andy Kelly
SR 12 Des Harrison
LF 13 Gavin Miller
Substitutions:
IC 14 Gordon Smith
IC 15 John Lydiat
Coach:
Roger Millward

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Paul (5 May 1986). "Justice seen to be done". The Guardian. London. p. 15. Retrieved 28 September 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 

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