HAYDOCK'S magical Challenge Cup journey may have finally ended yesterday but praise has been pouring in for the Yickers' historic run.

The first eighth tier side to reach the fourth round, Haydock went down valiantly 40-12 against Oldham, after taking a shock early 8-0 lead.

And messages of congratulations for the club have been flooding social media.

On the Star's Facebook page, Debbie Goldthorpe wrote: "Very well done. You did us proud!"

Claire Sumner added: "Great effort lads getting this far."

Karen Maguire said: "Well done Haydock you've done yourselves proud."