Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton said he was delighted for young winger Andrew Bulman - who slotted into the club history books yesterday.

Charlton watched his side cruise into the fourth round of the Coral Challenge Cup with a 74-4 victory over Wigan St Patrick’s.

And he saw Bulman rack up six tries, equalling Vince Gribbin’s record for individual tries in a game, set back in 1984. With Dave Thompson adding four more for good measure.

“Andrew has certainly got a good turn of pace and knows where the try line is,” said Charlton, who signed the winger in the close season.

“And he possibly could have gone on to get more. And Dave got four so it’s good that we promoting the ball and the wingers are scoring tries.

“We did what we had to do in this game. We rolled our sleeves up and we went forward, we pushed and in defence we were very good, I thought we won the collision. But take nothing from Wigan St Patrick’s. I thought those lads were exceptional even when they were well behind.”

Haven got off to the best possible start with a try in just the second minute and they kept up the pressure throughout, which pleased Charlton.

“Every week we ask for the same thing, a good start and to put pressure on the other team and it’s worked today,” he added. “We’ve set off well and consolidated after that.”

With a host of players performing well Charlton now has to look at what team he puts out next weekend when they take on Doncaster in the league.

He said: “There are some tough choices, some lads have put their hand up today to be picked next week and that’s what we need in the club, competition for places.

“I think we’ve shown today that we have got a decent squad that will give that.”