4th August 2019, 18:59 | league_1
Whitehaven missed the chance to maintain their lead at the top of Betfred League 1 as they were held to a 12-12 draw at home by Workington Town.
Having seen closest challengers Newcastle Thunder win on Saturday the onus was on Whitehaven to claim maximum points but they now lead by three points having played a game more.
Whitehaven's points came from a Marc Shackley try, converted by Jake Moore, and three Jordan Burns penalties.
Workington's tries came from Calvin Wellington and Jamie Doran which were converted by Carl Forber.
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A strong finish by Newcastle Thunder who run a total of 13 tries in this afternoon
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Thunder kept up the pressure with an emphatic 68-6 victory away to West Wales Raiders as Kieran Gill scored four tries and Joel Edwards crossed twice.
The other Newcastle tries came from Alex Clegg, Quentin Laulu-Togagae, Lewis Young, Misi Taulapapa, Rhys Clarke, Muizz Mustapha and Evan Simons.
Clarke also converted eight of the tries, with Phil Cowburn getting all of the home side's points as he converted his own try.
Oldham's narrow 15-14 win over London Skolars kept them on the coattails of Newcastle.
Dave Hewitt kicked seven points, including the decisive drop goal, and also touched down with Oldham's other try coming from Cameron Leeming.
For the Skolars Neil Thorman kicked a penalty and converted his side's two tries from Iliess Macani and Omari Caro.
Matty Welham and Jason Muranka both touched down twice as Keighley Cougars won 46-20 at Coventry Bears.
Joe Sanderson converted all seven tries, including a brace by Jimmy Watson, as Hunslet defeated North Wales Crusaders 42-18.