Workington Town boss Chris Thorman was left frustrated as his side left it to the last few minutes to clinch victory over Rochdale Hornets.

Town won the clash 34-28 thanks to a late interception try from Carl Forber but Thorman was left to rue the errors that allowed Rochdale into the game on a regular basis.

"We made it so difficult for ourselves, it was another frustrating day," said Thorman. "But I also say to the players, I lost too many games as a player not to appreciate the wins, however they come. And the positive is that we do find a way to win.

"But the inconsistency is frustrating. I give the same message, we run some very nice shapes offensively, but the sport is simple control the ball, and earn the right through territory and possession."

After giving what he described as an 'Alex Ferguson-esque' half time talk Town did hit back from a 14-6 deficit.

But Thorman warned that a tough week in training is ahead for his side before they head to the south of the county to take on Barrow Raiders next weekend.

"It's the ultimate team activity in rugby league - defending - but none of that really matters when you keep giving the opposition the ball close to your tryline and we do that on a consistent basis," he added.

"The players know better, we've set standards in a good three and a half to four month pre-season and they are making my job easy because I will keep giving them the same boring message.

"But they are going to cop it - they will get it. I looked after them this Tuesday we had a decent session in terms of previewing Rochdale, knowing what was coming and defending what was coming and we did it in fits and starts but they will get it this week."

Town were landed with a nasty blow as it looks as though prop Stevie Scholey could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. He was helped from the field with a knee injury.

Thorman added: "It could be a long term injury whether it is an ACL or an MCL – hopefully the latter as they don't take as long – but he will be a loss and a big miss."