League 1 round-up: 2,360 attend Cumbrian derby, QLT scores on Newcastle debut, Hewitt drop-goal

Drew Darbyshire

A crowd of 2,360 watched the Cumbrian derby between Whitehaven and Workington on Sunday.

League 1 leaders Whitehaven were held to a 12-12 draw at the Recreation Ground by rivals Workington Town.

More than 2,300 people watched the Cumbrian derby. Marc Shackley went over for Haven, while Calvin Wellington and Jamie Doran scored for Town.

Keighley Cougars eased past Coventry Bears 46-20 at Web Ellis Road.

Macauley Hallett, Jack Miller, Aaron Levy, Matt Welham (2), Davey Dixon and Jason Muaranka (2) went over for the Cougars.

West Wales Raiders were unable to make it back-to-back wins as they fell to a 68-6 defeat to Newcastle Thunder at Stebonheath Park.

Joel Edwards (2), Alex Clegg, Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e, Kieran Gill (4), Lewis Young, Misi Taulapapa, Rhys Clarke, Muizz Mustapha and Evan Simons scored for Thunder.

A drop-goal from Dave Hewitt saw Oldham run-out 15-14 winners against London Skolars at the New River Stadium.

Cameron Leeming and Hewitt crossed the whitewash for the Roughyeds.

Hunslet enjoyed a 42-18 victory over North Wales Crusaders at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday.

Josh Tonks, Duane Straugheir, Jon Luke Kirby, Charlie Martin, Jimmy Watson (2) and Jordan Andrade scored for the hosts.

Whitehaven are currently top of the League 1 ladder, while Newcastle, Oldham, Hunslet, Doncaster and Workington occupy the other play-off spots.

League 1 round 18 results:

Coventry Bears 20-46 Keighley Cougars (345)

Hunslet 42-18 North Wales Crusaders (488)

London Skolars 14-15 Oldham (355)

West Wales Raiders 6-68 Newcastle Thunder (302)

Whitehaven 12-12 Workington Town (2,360)

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