Whitehaven continued their good home run with a narrow 28-24 win over Oldham after a topsy turvy game.
It was another key victory for Gary Charlton’s men, especially as Oldham are one of the teams below them and the points should just about ensure they maintain their Championship status.
After a fairly even start Oldham had gone ahead on 15 minutes with a simple try from Mark Hewitt which former Haven player Dan Abram converted.
But Haven soon reduced the arrears when a slick move ended with Andrew Bulman diving over in the corner for an unconverted try.
Then a mistake by Abram, dropping the ball, ended with Callum Phillips scoring under the posts and Louis Jouffret converted for a 10-6 lead.
It was a good spell for the hosts and when Phillips nipped in for his second try soon afterwards, with Jouffret again adding the extras they enjoyed a ten-point lead.
But by half-time that was down to just four points as Abram nipped over for a try which he converted.
The lead changed dramatically in the second-half when Oldham scored two quick tries by Tyler Dupree and Luke Nelmes, both converted by Abram to lead 24-16.
Not for the first time this season Haven were able to rally and win the game in the final quarter as they stormed back.
Jouffret put Connor Holliday away and was there for the return pass to collect and score,adding the conversion.
Then it was Tom Wilkinson who dashed over for what proved the crucial try, converted by Jouffret, for a thrilling victory.