Cup draw puts Greenwood in bind

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A disastrous Challenge Cup draw will force Lee Greenwood to give up one of his footholds in the fourth round. On Saturday, the former Halifax winger saw Siddal, the local team he coaches part-time, thrash Doncaster 26-0 in their round three tie – a record score for amateurs against professionals. On Sunday, he played for his professional club, Batley, scoring two tries in a 70-6 defeat of Leeds Met University.

And on Monday night, Sod's Law prevailed as Greenwood's two clubs came out of the bag together, leaving him with the trickiest of dilemmas. "It's the worst possible draw for me and not a good one from the club's point of view either, because they wanted a Super League club," he said.

Stuck with an insoluble problem, Greenwood is likely to have his mind made up for him by Batley coach, Karl Harrison. Harrison praised Greenwood's form this season, as well as his commitment to Siddal, but said, "I don't see how I can play him".