WARRINGTON RUFC could not mark their longest away trip of the season with a fifth straight win on Saturday.

Hosts Cockermouth mastered the wet conditions to come away with a 29-17 win and while Warrington’s defence was impressive, their ball-handling skills deserted them.

It is testament to how hard they worked off the ball that it took the hosts 25 minutes to break them down for the first try of the game, which was followed by another before the break.

Matt Beeley kicked the visitors’ first points via a penalty, but Cockermouth responded with two more tries after the interval to secure a bonus point.

Jamie Abram, who had earlier spent time in the sin bin for persistent offside, scored a superb individual try to get Warrington back in the game before the hosts won it with a fifth try.

Another excellent score from Abram briefly raised hopes of a losing bonus point, but they could not make the most of some late pressure and returned to Cheshire empty-handed.

Their final game of 2021 sees them travel to Keswick on Saturday.