Workington work wonders

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Kurt Sorensen put his faith in Workington's youngsters and was rewarded with a 32-10 win against London Broncos - his first win since mid-September and only the team's third in the championship.

The Workington coach promoted five players from the Alliance side and all made significant contributions, particularly the centre Leigh Smith and the scrum-half Mark Keenan, while John Allen scored his first senior try within five minutes of coming on as a substitute.

Halifax staged a late fightback to earn a 26-26 draw at Castleford. They looked finished at 26-14 down but bounced back with tries from the substitute Carl Gillespie and the winger Damian Munro, who chased a kick from Martin Ketteridge to go over six minutes from time. Ketteridge added the conversion to level the scores.

Peter Roe, the Barrow coach, resigned after the Cumbrians threw away an eight point lead at home to lose 28-8 in their Second Division match against Bramley. "Without players I cannot work miracles," he said.