Prolific goal-kicker Carl Forber has been labelled one of Workington Town’s “all-time legends” after he shattered another of the club’s long-standing records.

Not content with breaking the club’s points-scoring record of 1,800, which had been set by Iain MacCorquodale and stood for nearly 40 years until Forber surpassed him in Town’s 32-24 win at Hunslet last September, he is also now the club’s record goal-scorer.

‘Buffer’ kicked the record-breaking goal against Newcastle Thunder on Sunday and has now notched 811 goals for the club, 806 of which were conversions and penalties and five of which were field goals. MacCorquodale had kicked 809.

The 34-year-old, has been a points machine and a dependable servant for the club since he first played arrived at Derwent Park in 2007 and chairman Les Smallwood paid tribute to him after his latest career milestone.

Smallwood said: “Carl has been a mainstay of this club for over 10 years.

“I remember like it was yesterday, travelling with Ged Stokes to meet Carl and his dad prior to signing him.

“He is, of course one of the finest kickers in the game but we shouldn’t underestimate his complete all-round rugby league skills.

“He’s an ever-present in the team and you know you’re going to get consistently class performances.

“Off the field he is a great lad, held in high esteem by his team mates and with a lovely family supporting him.

“I know Caroline and the kids are rightly very proud of him.

“To break a Town legend like Corky’s kicking record is a remarkable achievement.

“Carl has entered the all-time Workington Town legends club and I’d like to, on behalf of the board, thank him for his service to Town and his family for their unwavering support.”

Town's defeat at Newcastle on Sunday left head coach Chris Thorman frustrated, with a slow start ultimately costing his side what would have been a statement win on the road.

They are set to return to Challenge Cup action this weekend with a trip to Championship strugglers Sheffield Eagles.

If they are successful in taking advantage against a team who have made a poor start to the season and progress to the next stage, they will go into the sixth-round draw which will be held in New York on Monday evening.