Workington Town are leading at the break in a low-scoring clash with Hunslet at Derwent Park.

Town lead by just six points with the only try of the game so far coming through Tom Curwen, converted by Carl Forber, with Hunslet still to get on the scoreboard.

It hasn't been the best of games, with sloppy tackling on both sides but in the latter moments of the half Town looked to try and kick start their game.

There was some tough tackling and hard running in the opening moments of this clash as Town looked to secure a second win of the season over their Hunslet rivals while they aim to make amends for the 1895 Cup defeat.

A little kick through from Joe Sanderson caused some panic in the Town defence but they just managed to scramble at the expense of a drop-out as the Hunslet attacking line closed in.

Then at the opposite end a chip kick from Sean Penkywicz was gratefully scooped up by the Hunslet defence as Town tried to break the deadlock.

Tyler Lancaster was breathing a sigh of relief as his kick near his own line went straight into the arms of their visitors but some last ditch tackling put them into touch and Town came away with the ball again.

The game lacked in intensity and there were errors from both sides with neither side really looking like scoring until around the half hour mark.

It was Hunslet who were pinning Town down on their own line when Nathan Chappell was held up over the line before Duane Straugheir was then halted just short of the line on the last.

Town had their own chance shortly after but just as they were pushing to the try line, Ryan Fieldhouse lost the ball and Hunslet again came away.

But, not for long, a nice little run from Carl Forber got them close to the line and he popped the ball out and it got into the hands of the onrushing Tom Curwen who crashed over the line, with Forber converting for 6-0.

Hunslet had a golden opportunity to draw level when they flung the ball quickly out wide and it looked as though Gareth Potts would get in at the corner.

But they had reckoned without the tackling of Gordon Maudling and Tyler Lancaster who bundled the winger out into touch at the last second.