Ashton Bears put in a stunning display to win their first ever Coral Challenge Cup first-round encounter.

The Bears, coached by St Helens legend Phil Veivers, were in determined mood as they made it to the second round for the first time in their history as they ran out convincing 58-10 on the road against Edinburgh Eagles.

That victory sees them go into the hat for the second round which will take place on Tuesday.

With one Wigan-based team going through, it was a mixed day for the remaining three sides from the borough. Wigan St Patricks and Ince Rose Bridge both advanved with wins over Dewsbury Moor and East Hull respectively, while Wigan St Judes crashed out away at Milford Marlins as they went down 47-12.

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Skirlaugh claimed a narrow 8-6 home win over Hunslet Club Parkside, while Barrow Island also reached round two with an easy 84-6 victory on home soil against Welsh side Rhondda Outlaws.

Distington won 50-10 at home to Bedford Tigers, and there were away wins for both West Hull – 28-18 at Pilkington Recs – and West Bowling, who pulled off a 24-12 win against Featherstone Lions.

York Acorn knocked out London’s Hammersmith Hills Hoists 36-14 in North Yorkshire, and it was a comfortable 38-0 win for Siddal who beat Saddleworth Rangers.

Thornhill Trojans secured their spot in Tuesday’s draw by beating Thatto Heath Crusaders 22-16 at home, as fellow West Yorkshire outfit Underbank Rangers claimed a 22-10 win over Lock Lane from Castleford.

West Bank Bears won a thriller 26-24 at home to the Royal Navy and Rochdale Mayfield dumped out London Chargers 32-12.Β Leigh Miners Rangers edged out a fine clash at home to Leeds outfit Stanningley, winning 28-26, while the British Army were ran out 26-10 against Oulton Raiders.