Workington Town coach Anthony Murray has praised the efforts of his side after they triumphed against Rochdale Hornets last weekend. 

The Rugby League side earned a 32-22 victory against the Greater Manchester side on Sunday April 7, which saw them move up to fourth in the Betfred League One table, after two victories and two defeats in their opening four games.

Tries from Jordan Burns, Jake Bradley, Matty Henson, Brad Taylor and Jonny Hutton (x2), alongside four conversions from half back Ciaran Walker were enough to see the Cumbrian outfit over the line. 

Following the game, head coach 'Muzza' commended his side for the way they dealt with difficult conditions caused by Storm Kathleen.

He said: "We started really well, we started on fire really. I was really pleased to go in with a comfortable lead at half-time. We spoke about the conditions and the wind. We knew it definitely would be a game of two halves.

"Obviously the wind would play a part in Rochdale pinning us back and putting us under pressure a little bit. We worked hard to not give away too many penalties. Some penalties were a bit questionable which put us under pressure but to win 32-22, we're on target and we're on the right track to keep moving forward. So I'm really pleased with the win and to come through the game without too many bad injuries."

Jordan Burns made a return to the side after injury, and produced a man-of-the-match display. 

Muzza added: "We all know what he offers us. He offers us so much in attack, and he's really loud in the back. He sets standards in the defence with not letting people cross through. It was nice to see Connor Saunders out there as well. He probably played about 25 minutes after not playing for weeks so it was really good to see him back on the field. It's probably the strongest we've been with a few lads still to come back."

Workington Town now have a week off before their next game away to Hunslet RLFC on Sunday, April 21.