Workington Town are in the lead 24-6 at half time in their League One clash with Coventry Bears.

Town were in control for most of the half but Coventry showed glimpses and put the home side under pressure on occasion.

There was plenty of action in the opening minutes as Town had a great first set, reaching the Coventry line where James Newton was held up just short.

But the Bears proved they were not just here too make up the numbers as they put the pressure back on the home side, Cameron Stewart unlucky not to score as he tried to turn out of the tackle over the line but the ball just came loose.

Town looked to utilise their kicking game when Doran put boot to ball down the left flank. The pacy Tyllar Mellor got to it and palmed it back to keep it in play but the chasing attackers could not hold on to the ball.

Then, in the 10th minute, Town finally broke the Coventry line, Karl Olstrom got the ball away in the tackle and James Newton darts over the line to touch down, leaving Carl Forber an easy conversion in front of the posts.

And the lead was extended shortly after as Jamie Doran jinked his way through the would-be tacklers to score, Forber again adding the extras.

Doran then turned provider as a great high kick to the corner was collected by the leaping Joe Hambley and he strolled over, with Forber making it 18-0 with the kick from wide out.

But then Coventry bagged a score of their own to halt the Town train with Ben Stead crashing over between the posts to leave himself an easy two pointer.

Town got themselves back on track when a Forber kick to the corner was fumbled by the Coventry defence but Hambley was on hand to scoop it up and cross the line, Forber tagging on the extras from wide out again.

And they could have extended their lead when great hands kept the ball alive for Town but sub Scott Rooke just lost the ball as he went over the line.

And so it stayed 24-6 to the home side at the break.