Workington Town leapfrogged Whitehaven RLFC in the Kingstone Press League One table this weekend.
Following on from their victory in the West Cumbria derby, Town beat the London Broncos 29-18, to go eighth in the table.
Whitehaven's slump continued. They went down 16-34 against Dewsbury Rams, and now sit tenth in the table.
Workington Town and Whitehaven RLFC will both look to push on after last weekend's derby.Read the full story ›
Yesterday saw the big west Cumbrian derby between Whitehaven and Workington Town.
Local rivalry means this is always a big game but with both clubs fighting the threat of relegation the stakes could hardly have been higher and the stage was set for an epic encounter. For one set of supporters the reality was rather different. Ryan Dollard reports.
Whitehaven have suffered a heavy defeat to Workington Town in today's West Cumbrian Rugby League derby.
Haven were beaten 6-28 in front of more than 1,700 supporters at the Recreation Ground.
The home side looked in danger of ending the game scoreless until a late consolation try gave a hint of respectability to the scoreline.
- Watch all the action from the derby tomorrow on Lookaround at 6pm.
The much anticipated West Cumbrian Rugby League derby between Workington and Whitehaven has kicked-off. See our picture gallery here:Read the full story ›
Tomorrow is the West Cumbrian Rugby League derby and it's a must win game for both clubs.
With the two sides struggling at the foot of the championship, neither Whitehaven nor Workington Town can afford defeat.
Workington Town will travel to former winners Bradford Bulls in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup while west Cumbrian rivals Whitehaven face a home tie against Featherstone Rovers.
The ties will be played over the weekend of 21-22 March.
Two of West Cumbria's rugby league clubs are in tonight's Challenge Cup fourth round draw.
Workington Town and Whitehaven RLFC have both struggled in the early days of the season.
They'll be hoping for a good draw, to turn their fortunes around.
You can see more on Lookaround at 6pm
Whitehaven half back Brett Seymour insists the team's not panicking ahead of this weekend's season opener against Halifax.
The team is currently without a coach after Steve Deakin resigned from the post on Sunday.
It was a huge weekend for rugby league in West Cumbria.
Championship sides Whitehaven and Workington Town escaped relegation on the last day of the regular season and Workington booked a place in the play-offs which could see them promoted to the Super League.
Helen Ford spoke to Workington's vice-chairman Mark Fryer and asked him how important it was that both local sides secured Championship status for next season: