Workington Town are trailing at half time by 12 points on the road at Keighley Cougars.

After a tough week at Derwent Park, following the departure of coach Leon Pryce, Town have had to regroup for a tough fixture.

It was the home side who got the scoring under way with a successful penalty kick early doors and then there was a resounding sound around the ground with a minute's applause in remembrance of Danny Jones.

Then, shortly after Benn Hardcastle went over for the first try, which remained unconverted to give Keighley a 6-0 lead.

Town went close with a grubber for Perry Singleton to chase but Keighley got back and then they struck again.

The Cougars forced their way up the middle before superb hands fed the ball across to the left wing where Taylor Prell got over the line.

And then Dan Parker crossed the whitewash with Hardcastle converting to take the score out to 16-0.

But Town struck back with four minute to go to the break as Stevie Scholey got the ball free out of the tackle and Sam Hewitt scored with an overlap in the corner, Carl Forber converting.

Then, on the whistle, Caine Barnes earned himself 10 minutes in the sin bin and Hardcastle slotted over the resulting penalty for an 18-6 lead.