Workington Town are in the lead at the break in their Coral Challenge Cup third round tie against Siddal but they have certainly not been at their best.

The National Conference League amateurs have put them to the test on a few occasions at Derwent Park although it is Workington with a 14-0 lead after the opening 40 minutes.

Workington set off in the best possible fashion with two tries in the opening 10 minutes against the amateurs.

The first came after just six minutes when the ball came out to the left hand side where winger Scott Rooke dived over the line and Carl Forber added the touchline conversion.

And on the next burst Town came storming through again to reach the line where Sean Penkywicz decided to go on his own and reached out to touch down but this time they could not tag on the extra two.

The tries kept coming with Stevie Scholey the next to crash over the line after Jamie Doran got the ball away to him and he dived over by the posts, leaving Forber an easy conversion.

The amateurs then seemed to come to life and Siddal had their best spell of the game with a kick through from full-back Gareth Blackburn just scooped up by Jonathan Walsh.

Then Danny Rushworth was held up over the line and sub Sean McCormack halted inches short on the last tackle as the penalties were also starting to creep into the game.

Town looked to press and try and regain the upper hand on the field but as they closed in on the try line a loose pass from Penkywicz was intercepted by Ben Hinsley and Siddal came away with the ball.

Although they didn't get over the line on this attempt a neat kick did force a goal line drop-put from Town as the amateurs continued to make their presence felt.

Town had a late chance in the game but Penkywicz's pass out to winger Rooke went out of play and the home side had to settle for a 16 point lead at the break.