Oldham have a narrow advantage over hosts Workington Town at the break.

With both sides running in two tries apiece it is the boot of David Hewitt that separates them, with Oldham leading 14-10.

The first try came quickly and on the back of a Town error that handed their visitors a second set of six inside the Workington half.

And their wily half-back David Hewitt took full advantage as he dummied his way through the defence to go behind the sticks to touch down and leave himself an easy conversion.

But Town came right back at them and after earning a penalty of their own, they progressed down the field. The two half-backs combined and Sean Penkywicz ran at the line before popping a neat little pass to the supporting Gordon Maudling who charged over the line.

Jamie Doran stepped up to the kicking duties in the absence of Carl Forber and he slotted it over to level the scores.

A half break from Fuifui Moimoi earned another penalty as Oldham were caught holding down and Town took them on again. Penkywicz moved up through the middle and spotted support on the outside.

He put in a kick to the line and Perry Singleton won the race to touch it down but this time Doran could not add the extras.

Workington were then penalised several times in succession by referee Stephen Race and Oldham took advantage of the repeat sets as Danny Langtree dived over with Hewitt adding the extras to retake the lead at 12-10.

Oldham were fighting back and got a penalty just inside the Town half that they opted to kick and Hewitt was accurate to bring the advantage out to 14-10 for the visitors.

They then kept the ball alive well as they raced half the length of the field and had the Town defence in disarray before they forced a drop-out.

But, despite efforts from both sides the score remained at 14-10 to Oldham at the break.