Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – York Acorn (h)

February 9, 2024

Cornwall RLFC begin the 2024 campaign with a home Betfred Challenge Cup tie as York Acorn are our opponents.

Ahead of this eagerly anticipated round three clash here at the Memorial Ground, here is all your essential match information.

Squad Selection

Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott has named his 21-man squad for tomorrow’s Betfred Challenge Cup round three tie against National Conference League (NCL) side York Acorn.

Close season recruits Darcy Simpson, Chris Bannister, Jack Sander and Matt Ross are all included. Both Luke Collins and Josh Hartshorne, who recently agreed to extend their respective stays at the Memorial Ground for a third season, also make the cut.

The Choughs will be bidding for a first ever win in the Challenge Cup after narrowly losing out to NCL powerhouses Rochdale Mayfield 12 months ago.

Acorn ply their trade in the same division as the Lancastrians and will provide a stern test of Abbott’s side, with this the Choughs’ first competitive action of 2024.

The winners of this tie will host either Wath Brow Hornets or Stanningley in round four, over the weekend of February 24/25.

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

Here is the York Acorn squad for tomorrow’s game:

We’ve Met Before:

Or we haven’t to be precise! This is the first meeting between Cornwall and York Acorn.

Matchday Timings:

11.00am Turnstiles open

11.00am Catering outlets and bars open

11.00am Matchday music starts

12.30pm Warm-ups begin

1.00pm Kick-off

1.40pm Half-time

1.50pm Second half starts

2.30pm Full-time

All in-game timings are approximate.

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Saturday’s game:

Referee: Kristoff Young

Touch judges: Rob Aspee & Craig Davies

Reserve referee: Mason Aspee

Home or Away?

We will wear our brand new home shirt for the first time in 2024 tomorrow.

It can be purchased from Whirlwind Sports’ shops or online – Click Here

The new home shirt, new away shirt and new off-filed range will be on sale at the Memorial Ground on matchday too!


To buy: Click Here

Follow the Match:

In game updates will be broadcast via BBC Radio Cornwall via Matt Allen.

You can listen to the updates via FM: 95.2 and 103.9, DAB and via BBC Sounds – Click here to listen via BBC Sounds

The game is not being streamed on any other platform. If you see a link advertising the game on social media, please ignore, it’s a scam.

We try our best to filter out the spam links on a matchday.

There will be regular updates across our social media channels and official website before, during and after the match.