Keighley Cougars 36-14 Whitehaven RLFC
Cougars open with victory
Keighley Cougars opened their Kingstone Press Championship campaign with a 36-14 win over Whitehaven.
Cain Southernwood sent over an early penalty for Haven but tries from Sean Hesketh, Scott Law and Paul March, all converted by Paul Handforth, saw the Cougars quickly take control of the game.
Ade Gardner went over on the half-hour to get Whitehaven back into the game and Southernwood's conversion meant the Cougars led 18-8 at the break.
Elliott Cosgrave crossed again for Keighley but the visitors stayed in touch as Jessie Joe Parker breached the Cougars line.
However, a pair of late tries from Josh Lynam and Paul White saw Keighley home.