A touchline conversion from the boot of Dan Abram once again decided a West Cumbrian derby between Workington Town and Whitehaven.

In a repeat of earlier in the season, Town threw away a 10-point lead in the final four minutes of the clash at Derwent Park.

They were winning 22-12 when Haven ran in two late tries, the second coming just as the hooter sounded.

And with the gamed tied at 22-22 it was down to the trusty boot of Abram on the touchline by the popular side and he held his nerve to slot the ball between the uprights to give Haven the win.

It was a tense start from both sides before the first real break of the game came for Workington.

Karl Olstrom caught Haven on the hop as he nipped through the defence from just ahead of his own try line and reached the half way mark.

But, as Town looked to press forward, the ball came loose and the threat was defused.

As the game began to pick up pace, Dan Abram was halted just short of the try line at the opposite end of the field.

The two sides then traded penalty goals as Carl Forber slotted one over for Town and two minutes later Abram restored parity with a two-pointer of his own.

There was another good chance for Town to take the lead back when a lovely kick to the corner was palmed inside by Joe Hambley looking for the supporting Perry Singleton who just couldn't take it cleanly.

Haven were pressing the line hard but a rush of blood from Dion Aiye saw him push over Sean Penkywicz and Town were awarded the penalty, allowing them to get out of the danger zone.

Things got a little tasty after that as Haven player/coach Carl Forster was penalised and Forber slotted over the resulting penalty from just inside his own half.

But, with 26 minutes on the clock, Haven got their noses back in front again with a third penalty from the boot of Abram.

Then they widened that advantage with some nice play for the first try of the afternoon.

On the last tackle, Haven threw the ball about well before flinging it wide to Ellis Gillam who dived over in the corner.

The touchline conversion was missed but it was Haven in the lead at 10-4.

Town were looking to get back on the scoresheet as they flung the ball wide out to the right but instead it went into the hands of Haven winger Dave Thompson and it took a good tackle from Joe Hambley to stop him from taking off up the field.

But then a mistake from Haven allowed Town back into the match as a penalty kick failed to find touch and instead went into the hands of Scott Rooke. But they could not convert the possession into points.

Town were then reduced to 12 men with two minutes of the half remaining as Karl Olstrom was sin binned after an altercation with Haven coach Forster.

But despite Haven knocking the ball on at the resulting penalty, Town could not find a way through their defence and it was the visitors who have the upper hand at the break 10-4.

Into the second half and it was only a minute old when Abram added another penalty goal to the Haven tally.

Town were returned to their full complement but then Haven found themselves down to 12 when Marc Shackley was sent from the field for 10 minutes for a bad tackle.

And it was Town who took the advantage to narrow the gap down to just two points. Quick hands out to the left hand side allowed Scott Rooke to cross in the corner.

And when Forber added the touchline conversion it was game on at 10-12.

A good break from Jamie Doran just fizzled out at the end with a poor kick and then Chris Taylor struck back for Haven but just lost his footing in the middle of the field.

Town finally got back onto a level playing field when Forber added another penalty just in front of the sticks to make it 12-12 and all to play for.

As the clock ticked down, Town started to pick their game up and they got their reward in the 66th minute as Rooke raced down the touchline to score his second of the afternoon and put his side in front.

This time the touchline kick was just short from Forber but it was the home side who had the edge.

And with seven minutes remaining, Town struck a killer blow as they sat encamped on the Haven line.

Tyler Dickinson powered forward and took several players over the line with him as he touched down, leaving Forber an easy conversion in front of the posts, to lead 22-12.

But then the game turned on its head as a mistake allowed Whitehaven back into the game in the dying minutes. Ellis Gillam charged down a kick and collected to stroll over the try line.

A kick from Abram followed and there were just four points in the match once again.

And just ahead of the hooter, Whitehaven levelled matters as Stuart Howarth put a high kick to the corner looking for Danny Green.

And the Haven substitute collected it and touched down to make the game all square at 22-22.

This left a repeat of the clash at the Recreation Ground earlier in the season where young Dan Abram was left with a touchline kick to win the game.

And again he held his composure to slot it between the uprights and leave the win, two points and bragging rights firmly in the Haven camp.