Workington Town made it two wins from two outings as they racked up 50 points against visiting London Skolars.

At times it looked as though the gap would be wider than the final 50-16 scoreline in the home side’s favour and there was plenty of promise from Town as they look to push on in League 1.

Jamie Doran was instrumental in the majority of the Town attacks but there were some good displays across the park, particularly from winger Brad Holroyd who grabbed a hat-trick on his home debut.

London came out of the blocks quicker, warning Town that they were going to be in for a tough ride, with the wily head of Neil Thorman organising them well.

Town had to withstand an early onslaught but it was the boot of Thorman, brother of Town coach Chris, that proved the lethal weapon for Skolars.

His fantastic 40/20 kick that just bounced perfectly up the Derwent Park pitch before going out, gave Skolars the advantage they needed.

Then, on the last tackle, Skolars drew the Town defence in and whipped the ball out to their winger Kameron Pearce-Paul who dived over by the corner flag, with Thorman converting.

Rhys Clarke, on loan at Town from Newcastle, joined the fray when Jake Moore picked up an injury, as Town looked to battle back.

They started to up their game and full-back Gabe Fell put in a great run down the centre of the field to mount some pressure.

In the end it was skipper Jamie Doran who created the opportunity for Town to get their first points on the board.

He burst towards the try line before offloading to the leaping Jake Lightowler and there was no stopping him as he charged over the line and stretched over the top of the defence to touch down, with Carl Forber adding the extras to make it 6-6.

Brad Holroyd looked dangerous down the right hand side as he dodged and weaved through the London defence before being held up just short.

London then gave away a penalty as they didn’t allow the play-the-ball and that was all the advantage the home side needed.

Doran floated a lovely ball out to winger Alex Young and he wasted no time in going in at the corner flag, Forber adding the extras from the touchline to make it 12-6.

And just a couple of minutes later the score had moved out to 18-6. As Dec O’Donnell dropped off the tackle, Matty Henson saw the opportunity for a one-on-one ball steal.

He collected and raced straight for the sticks, leaving Forber with an easy two-pointer.

Town were in the ascendency now, with Holroyd getting on to the end of a searching Doran kick to go over in the corner. This time Forber’s effort from the touchline was just short but the home side were 22-6 ahead.

But just ahead of half time London hit back just when they needed it as a great pass from Michael Bishay went into the hands of Errol Carter who went over in the corner. Omari Caro missed with the conversion and Town led 22-10 at the break.

Workington came out in determined fashion for the second half and they began to pull away from their visitors.

First Dec O’Donnell went over under the sticks and then just five minutes later Ethan Bickerdike drew in the defence before releasing Holroyd to score his second in the corner.

Forber added the first conversion but couldn’t quite reach with the second from the touchline.

Into the 55th minute and Town were plying the pressure near the Skolars line when O’Donnell gave the short ball out to the onrushing Conor Fitzsimmons and he crashed over the line, Forber converting.

The try of the game came 10 minutes later. Holroyd showed his turn of pace from 50-metres out as he danced through the defence and then put his foot on the gas to race away from the full-back and touch down by the posts. Forber tagged on the two points and Town led 44-10.

It was looking like a case of how many points the home side could rack up. A great kick from Doran allowed Young to stroll in for his second of the afternoon and Forber’s kick saw Town rack up the half century.

But the never-say-die Skolars were still battling and they picked up a consolation try for Jacob Thomas near to the posts, with Thorman adding the two-pointer.

In the end it was a convincing nine-try win for the home side.

Match Facts

Town: Fell, Holroyd, Bickerdike, Wellington, Young, Doran, Forber, Fitzsimmons, O’Donnell, Lightowler, Moore, Barnes, O’Brien. Subs: Henson, Clarke, Ramsden, Brown.

Tries: Lightowler 17, Young 28, 66, Holroyd 34, 48, 64, Henson 32, O’Donnell 42, Fitzsimmons 55.

Goals: Forber: 7/9

London: Sheriff, Carter, Varela, Pearce-Paul, Caro, Thomas, Bishay, Gale, Thorman, Tyas, Vrahnos, Mbaraga, Oakley. Subs: Lloyd-Jones, Hammond, Hockey, Singleton.

Tries: Pearce-Paul 6, Carter 39, Thomas 73.

Goals: Thorman 2/2, Caro 0/1.

Half time: 22-10.

Referee: John McMullen.

STAR MAN: Brad Holroyd.