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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Workington Town beat Oldham 'at a canter' claims Charlton

Delighted Workington Town coach Gary Charlton claimed his players "won at a canter" after a superb victory over title favourites Oldham.

Workington Town action photo
Scott Kaighan

Town won their first home game in Championship One 31-12 after completely dominating their opponents.

And Charlton says there is still more to come from his ever-improving side.

“I thought we dominated right through,” said Charlton. “We are heading in the right direction, the lads tackled really hard, controlled the play-the-ball and scored some good tries on the back end of it.

“We have been talking about when we go in at half time and we have a tendency to switch off but this time we went back out and played like we did in the first half and we got our rewards.

“Oldham were hoping to try and come down the middle with their big pack of forwards but we out-muscled them, banged them about a bit and you can’t play the ball fast if you are on your back and that is what we were good at.

“We defended really well to keep them down to a couple of tries but we worked hard and I think we won at a canter.”

Town scored some superb tries on the day, including one with only seconds on the clock. And young scrum-half Scott Kaighan was again the danger man, along with hooker Graeme Mattinson, controlling the play.

Kaighan scored the try of the game with a neat chip over the top which he collected to touch down in the opening minutes of the second half.

“Scott played off some great go-forward and last week we didn’t get that,” added Charlton.

“Today the forwards set the platform and Scott was able to chip over, regather and score a great try.”

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