Improving defensively is high in Workington Town boss Chris Thorman's thinking after his side rallied to beat Keighley Cougars with a strong second half performance.

Town turned on the style in the second half to pull away after a first half which saw momentum swing between the two sides at Derwent Park.

But Thorman identified a key area where his team can get better if they are to keep up their title push and overhaul League 1 leaders Barrow Raiders.

“Defence needs to be better around our try line," he said.

"We are conceding sloppy tries."

Thorman confirmed that Gabe Fell will be out for two to three weeks with an ankle injury in a blow to the squad, but he also revealed a major boost with the news that Elliot Miller has returned to training.

Keighley chairman Mick O'Neill said his side had only themselves to blame for letting the game slip away from them after the break.

He said: "We were our own worst enemies in the second half.

"You can’t give a side like Workington anything here with the crowd behind them.

"They didn’t need to force any errors as we made them ourselves and you can’t do that at any level and expect to get away with it."

Workington will hit the road again when they are next in action at Coventry Bears next weekend before hosting Rochdale Hornets on June 20 when former Town favourites Fuifui Moimoi and Sean Penkywicz could potentially return to their old stomping ground.

A 60-10 demolition of West Wales ensured Barrow remained at the top of the table, with Town second, two points behind and level with third-placed Doncaster.