NORTH WALES CRUSADERS will look to make it three consecutive victories in the Betfred League One as they host Keighley Cougars at the Queensway Stadium on Sunday 20th May.

The Cougars will travel to Wrexham for the second time this season, and will be looking for revenge after being knocked out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup during their last visit just a few months ago.

However, with Craig Lingard’s Keighley side now sitting in the League One play-off positions, the Crusaders will face a tough challenge as they look to mount their own charge towards the top five.

DATE: Sunday 20th May

VENUE: Queensway Stadium, Wrexham

KICK-OFF: 2.30pm


Keighley’s last league outing saw them cross the whitewash 17 times as they went on to beat Coventry Bears 98-6 at Cougar Park.

Their last five games has seen them pick up points against Newcastle, Hemel and Coventry whilst suffering defeats at home to Whitehaven and away to Oldham.

Anthony Murray’s Crusaders side will enter the match on with back-to-back league victories under their belts following wins over Hemel at Whitehaven.

Having pushed both Doncaster and Workington close in the weeks before, the Welsh side will be hoping they have now turned a corner as they look to climb the table.


North Wales Crusaders 28-24 Keighley Cougars, Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

North Wales Crusaders completed a stunning comeback to send Keighley Cougars crashing out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at the Queensway Stadium following a 28-24 victory.

The Wrexham-based side trailed 24-6 at the break, however, an impressive second-half performance saw the Wrexham-based side score 22 unanswered points to book their place in the fourth round.


Speaking about Keighley, North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray said: “They’re a really good side.

“They will have learnt from the Challenge Cup defeat here a few months ago, and will no doubt be eager to turn that around and pick up an important two points.

“Both sides will go into the game on the back of a week off following good wins and I think we’re in for a fantastic game at the Queensway with our fans right behind us.”


The game will take place at the Queensway Stadium with admission priced at £10 adults, £7 concessions and £3 under 16’s.

Parking at the stadium is free of charge with a bar and food facilities available inside the ground.

Copies of ‘The Crusader’ match day magazine will be on sale for £2.50 featuring interviews, club news and more.