WHITEHAVEN boss Gary Charlton was as happy about seeing his side restrict Oldham to four points - and ‘nilling’ them in the second half - as he was with the whirlwind 36-4 win at Bower Fold in Stalybridge.

This was a great win for ‘Haven, who became the first side this season to win at Bower Fold in cup and league.

They didn’t only succeed where Barrow Raiders (Challenge Cup), Swinton Lions and Halifax Panthers failed; they murdered Oldham in the second half.

All told, they scored six tries - four of them by Callum Phillips, back in the side after his four-match ban.

Said Charlton: “He was phenomenal and back with a vengeance, that’s for sure. The more you put in the more you get out and Callum puts a lot in.

“I have to credit the whole group. Defensively, they were very strong.

“Apart from their only try, we defended manfully, especially in the second half when they had back-to-back sets.

“When you score 30 unanswered points in the second half you’ve got to be happy, both defensively and offensively. We played some good rugby in the second-half.

“I know we capitalised on some of Oldham’s mistakes, but we played a lot of good rugby as well and scored some good tries.

“In the forwards I thought Wilkinson was outstanding in the middle. He’s very sound defensively, has good footwork and he played really well for us over 72 minutes.

“At half-time there was a lot of self-belief in the dressing room. We asked the players to get to the edges, and they did. Every time we went forward, we asked questions.”