Workington Town lead one of the favourites for the League 1 title Oldham by just two points at half time in the opening game of the season.

Most of the action came in the opening quarter with two tries apiece for the two squads in a frenzied opening.

Workington Town got off to the best possible start as Elliott Miller touched down in just the second minute when he latched on to a kick through from Carl Forber, with the half-back tagging on the extras.

And the visitors had soon doubled their lead when Oldham lost possession close to their own line and full-back Tyllar Mellor went on his own to touch down, with Forber again adding the conversion for 12-0 and Town in the ascendency.

The Roughyeds came back into the game shortly after when Phil Joy crashed over and the conversion is added by Dave Hewitt.

Oldham kept up the pressure and it was Richie Hawkyard who broke through to score a key try, with Hewitt's conversion levelling the game back up at 12-12.

The home side went in front for the first time after 17 minutes as a penalty for a high tackle on Joy allowed the boot of Hewitt to edge them ahead.

The scoring slowed down for a while but then Town got a crucial try just ahead of half time as Miller went over for his second of the afternoon. The conversion was missed but Workington have the slight upper hand at 16-14.