Workington boss Charlton urges players to build on win

Scott Kaighan
Scott Kaighan's brace helped Workington beat leaders Swinton

Workington Town coach Gary Charlton has called on his squad to build on Sunday's 36-16 home win over Championship One leaders Swinton.

The defeat was Swinton's first of the season, and leaves Town in third place, just four points off top spot.

"If we play like we played today we can go anywhere and get a result," Charlton told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"The big thing now is to back this win up. There's no point beating Swinton and then losing the next game."

Town bounced back from defeat by rivals Whitehaven with six tries against Steve McCormack's side, with Scott Kaighan and Jack Pedley both collecting a brace in the success.

"Scott is very good as sniffing out the tries. He puts himself about, gets on the end of things, and he was good to watch because there were some great tries," Charlton continued.

"Jack stood up once we knew that [injured hooker] Graeme Mattinson was away for a little bit, and when we've got them both back we'll be a real threat."

Meanwhile fellow play-off hopefuls Whitehaven saw their impressive three-match winning streak ended by a 40-20 defeat by Oldham at Whitebank.

Despite a four-try haul from Max Wiper, who notched a brace, Andrew Beattie and Scott McAvoy, Haven conceded seven tries and dropped to fifth in the Championship One table.

"We didn't start the game well but in patches we played some good rugby," coach David Seeds said.

"The determination from Oldham was the biggest thing and we couldn't cope with that.

"We have to question why we couldn't cope, because we came here with a lot of confidence, and I didn't see that coming one bit."

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