Workington Town 22-24 COUGARS – Live Match Blog

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Workington Town 22-24 Keighley Cougars

79 min – Knock on, on the line. Scrum to the Cougars.

79 min – Penalty for a high tackle against Shickell.

78 min – Wild offload by Shick gives Workington a crucial set of six!

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (9/10) – Jode Sheriffe is back to replace Sean Hesketh.

77 min – James Craven knocks the ball on and gets away with it!

76 min – This is worse than Leigh. With this referee in charge, anything could happen!

74 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Tiger converts. Town 22-24 Cougars.

73 min – COUGARS TRY – Josh Lynam is in for his second. Town 22-22 Cougars.

72 min – James Craven gets away with murder and Cougars go up the other end…

71 min – COUGARS TRY – Elliot Cosgrove touches down despite being offside from the Danny Jones kick. Town 22-18 Cougars.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Jode Sheriffe is on for Brendon Rawlins.

70 min – Silly Town play is letting the Cougars back in, much to the anger of Phil Veivers.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Luke Haigh returns to replace Jack Lee.

69 min – Kayle Connor tries something fancy when it’s easier to score. Craven intercepts and clears.

TOWN INTERCHANGE (8/10) – Nathan Lucock is replaced by Peter Lupton.

67 min – Richie Barnett escapes a knock on call. Referee clearly trying to level the game out.

TOWN INTERCHANGE (7/10) – Jordan James replaces Liam McAvoy.

65 min – COUGARS CONVERSION – Jones adds the two. Town 22-14 Cougars.

65 min – COUGARS TRY – Josh Lynam gets lucky off a missed forward pass call to score from a Jones grubber. Town 22-12 Cougars.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (6/10) – Jode Sheriffe is off, Sean Hesketh returns.

63 min – Richie Barnett is caught out by a Carl Forber bomb, but Town knock on.

61 min – Cougars penalty, but a forward pass from the resulting set results in Town possession.

TOWN INTERCHANGES (6/10) – Marc Shackley and Gil Dudson replace Jordan James and Kris Coward.

59 min – COUGARS TRY – James Craven has touched down despite looking like he knocked the ball on. Danny Jones misses the conversion. Town 22-8 Cougars.

58 min – Cougars have a penalty after Town ignore the held call.

TOWN INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Brett Phillips is off, James Duerden is on for his Workington debut.

58 min – First steady set for the Cougars nearly results in Lewis Graham getting lucky. Town dropout.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (5/10) – Andy Shickell is back on in place of Neil Cherryholme.

55 min – Only taken four tries, but the defence is starting to solid up.

55 min – Spilled and put into touch by James Craven. Cougars to dropout.

53 min – Two quick knock ons, referee brings it back to the first. Town scrum.

52 min – Caught in touch by James Craven. Quick tap on the twenty.

TOWN INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Nathan Lucock replaces Peter Lupton.

51 min – Penalty for a High Tackle. Cougars on a team warning.

49 min – TOWN CONVERSION – Kayle Connor adds the two. Town 22-4 Cougars.

48 min – TOWN TRY – Jordan James powers over from the penalty. Town 20-4 Cougars.

48 min – Penalty for a high tackle… Around the chest? Bizzare. Town opt to tap.

47 min – Double penalty, Jones for both a forward pass and knock on. Town on the attack.

46 min – Cougars penalty as Connor Farrell interfers in the play the ball. Tiger kicks for touch.

45 min – Jack Lee forces a knock on from Kris Coward. Cougars scrum.

45 min – Town awarded a penalty for offside.

44 min – Lovely little chip by Tiger but Stack is just too quick.

44 min – Rawlins with a clever offload but Lynam’s break is halted by the Town defence.

42 min – Cougars lucky to escape a forward pass call.

41 min – Good opening set from the Cougars with Jode Sheriffe making a big run.

KICK OFF – Callum Phillips restarts the game. Cougars trail Town 16-4.

15:54 – The sides return for the second half here at Derwent Park.

HALF TIME – Workington Town 16-4 Keighley Cougars.

39 min – Silly knock on by James Craven. Town scrum.

39 min – Tiger kicks a 40/20. Cougars scrum.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (4/10) – Ash Lindsay is replaced by Lewis Graham.

38 min – The clock is stopped as Ash Lindsay goes down injured, he is carried off. Not good signs for the Cougars.

35 min – TOWN TRY – Shocking Cougars defence allows Callum Phillips to cross in the corner. Connor fails to add the extras. Town 16-4 Cougars.

34 min – TOWN CONVERSION – Kayle Connor converts. Town 12-4 Cougars.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (3/10) – Andy Shickell is replaced by Neil Cherryholme.

33 min – TOWN TRY – Brett Phillips breaks the Cougars line before sending Jason Mossop over. Town 10-4 Cougars.

32 min – Obstruction by Danny Lawton. Town penalty.

30 min – Tenacious Town defence keeps the Cougars at bay before a Jones kick forces a goal line dropout.

29 min – Back to back penalties for the Cougars. Tiger opts to kick for touch.

28 min – Knock on in the tackle by Brendon Rawlins. Town scrum.

27 min – Penalty to the Cougars for a high tackle on Jack Lee.

26 min – Shocker by Jarrad Stack. Town to dropout from under the posts.

COUGARS INTERCHANGE (2/10) – Jode Sheriffe and Jack Lee are on in place of Sean Hesketh and Luke Haigh.

25 min – TOWN CONVERSION – Kayle Connor converts. Town 6-4 Cougars.

24 min – TOWN TRY – Phillips and Forber link up to send Andy Morris over. Town 4-4 Cougars.

TOWN INTERCHANGES (2/10) – Kris Coward and Jordan James are on for Marc Shackley and Gil Dudson.

23 min – Danny Jones kick is collected and returned by Jack Murphy.

22 min – Workington should score but Murphy’s pass to Connor reaches touch.

20 min – Workington have more pressure on the Cougars Line.

18 min – COUGARS TRY – Sean Hesketh powers over the Town line. Danny Jones hits the post with the conversion. Workington 0-4 Cougars.

17 min – 40/20 by Danny Jones. Scrum to the Cougars.

16 min – Jack Murphy spills the ball on the line, Cosgrove breaks for the Cougars.

15 min – Paul White is lucky to escape a sin bin for a professional foul. Workington ten metres from the Cougars line.

13 min – Sean Hesketh is luckily awake to halt Gil Dudson.

12 min – Richie Barnett is trapped in goal. Danny Jones with the dropout.

11 min – Andy Morris is just held out by the Cougars defence before a sloppy pass loses the hosts ground.

11 min – Knock on by Cosgrove. Scrum to Workington.

9 min – Solid set of six by Workington, Cougars have possession of the ball back.

7 min – Scrum to the Cougars, Danny Jones kicks on the last and the bombing kick reaches touch on the wing.

7 min – Fair to say Phil Veivers is a passionate coach!

5 min – Town earn possession back and do fantastically well to get up the other end from a Callum Phillips kick.

5 min – Workington hold out Brendon Rawlins but are penalised for stealing the ball.

4 min – James Craven is through a gap before being halted by Andy Morris.

3 min – Cougars scrum for a knock on before Tiger wins a penalty for interference.

2 min – Referee is over on the slippy surface. Bit of humour early on!

2 min – 40/20 attempt by Danny Jones, well held by Jason Mossop.

KICK OFF – Danny Jones has us underway here in Cumbria.

14:59 – And the hosts aren’t far behind! Cougars to kick off here at Derwent Park.

14:59 – The Cougars are out onto the field at Derwent Park! IT’S COUGARTIME!

14:47 – Today’s match official at Derwent Park is Mr J Cobb from Leigh.

14:40 – TEAM NEWS

One change for the Cougars as Daley Williams is replaced in the centres by Elliot Cosgrove.

1 – James Craven
2 – Richie Barnett
3 – Elliot Cosgrove
19 – Danny Lawton
5 – Paul White
6 – Danny Jones
7 – Paul Handforth (C)
8 – Andy Shickell
TBC – Luke Haigh
10 – Sean Hesketh
11 – Josh Lynam
12 – Brendon Rawlins
13 – Ash Lindsay

16 – Jode Sheriffe
18 – Neil Cherryholme
25 – Lewis Graham
27 – Jack Lee

34 – Jack Murphy (DR)
3 – Jason Mossop
12 – Jarrad Stack (C)
4 – Andy Morris
14 – Kayle Connor
16 – Carl Forber
7 – Callum Phillips
33 – Gil Dudson (DR)
6 – Peter Lupton
10 – Marc Shackley
11 – Brett Phillips
31 – Connor Farrell (DR)
17 – Liam McAvoy

8 – Kris Coward
18 – James Duerden (D)
19 – Nathan Lucock
32 – Jordan James (DR)

DENOTES: (C) – Captain, (DR) – Dual Registration, (D) – Debut.

14:39 – Welcome to Derwent Park as the Cougars take on Workington Town in Round Five of the Kingstone Press Championship.

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