Workington produce Premier Sports performance of the week

Workington Town produced the Premier Sports performance of the week after a second win of the season which came from a sensational second-half display against Cumbrian rivals Barrow Raiders.

The scores were locked at 10-10 at half time, but Mark Calderwood, Kris Coward, Jarrad Stack, Peter Lupton and Brett Phillips all scored after the break to give Workington a 38-10 victory.

Workington coach Gary Charlton said: “We were going sideways rather than forward in the first half, but the boys rolled up their sleeves in the second half.

“We took our chances very well. We’ve now played well for 40 minutes against Sheffield Eagles and Barrow. When we play well for 80 minutes, we’ll be able to hold our own against anyone in this division.”

Premier Sports Try of the WeekJohnny Campbell (Batley Bulldogs)

Batley Bulldogs coach John Kear said that Johnny Campbell’s dramatic last play try against Halifax, which earned his side an 18-all draw, reminded him of England winger Ryan Hall.

Kear said: “It was Ryan Hall-esque, it was a sensational finish.

“When you watched it live you thought he had half a chance, and he’d taken it.

“But when you review it and look at the replays, he shows a great grip to put the ball down one-handed, and has great body awareness to keep himself in the field of play.

“There was obviously immense pressure from the opposition, as well as pressure from the context of the try – it was the last play of the game and our last chance to get a result.”

Premier Sports Team of the Week

1 Gregg McNally (Leigh Centurions)

2 Tom Saxton (Featherstone Rovers)

3 Stuart Littler  (Leigh Centurions)

4 Scott Hale (Dewsbury Rams)

5 Dale Morton (Dewsbury Rams)

6 Paul Handforth (Halifax)

7 Luke Helliwell (Hunslet Hawks)

8 Mitchell Stringer (Sheffield Eagles)

9 Callum Phillips (Workington Town)

10 Brad Singleton (Hunslet Hawks)

11 Jarrad Stack (Workington Town)

12 Alex Bretherton (Batley Bulldogs)

13 Kyle Briggs (Featherstone Rovers)

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