Lively match so far despite no movement - problem is uneven ground and massive boulders making everyone trip up. Players moving them to try and keep the scrum safe
Scrum being surrounded by spectators now and it's fairly static
Joe Clark says he's worried if the ball gets too close to the river uppies will give up. Sam we're still by Borough Park - by the backside of the Popular side
Joe says he's really proud of Luke, who is staying on the edge of the scrum and dipping in and out - much like Joe says he did 48 years ago
Excitement levels risen - ball has finally surfaced after 53 minutes - hoyed by Downies, caught by Uppies, thrown back to where we were. Great cheer from the crowd.
Veteran Uppie Joe Clark says he's really worried......
Sweaty smells now - downies managed to get a shift on towards the port, although still 100m from the Derwent. Moved 15m to 20m - couple of downies in wetsuits moving towards river and six on the bank, just waiting.......
ball thrown, probably by an uppie, away from the bank......
Woman dressed up in a maxi dress was on the edge of scrum and just got consumed by players giving their full attention to the ball. She's had to be helped away.
Nice to hear from you Jacko..... thought you'd be out enjoying the sunshine....
Downies moved ball, heading towards trees by Lonsdale Park. It's going down but sideways, not sure who has advantage
Big throw and run towards the trees
uppie has got the ball and pegged it through the trees - he's gone
ball has gone and is going up
whoever has got it has a great pace on him...
scrum in middle of trees now
Not far from cricket pitch, near Navvies Bridge
It was a long run and great break, putting them at advantage. dog walkers are looking bemused
scrum rolling, crashing through branches.
might be a lull now as everyone draws their breath. Especially John, who sounds exhausted
Nathan Shepherd was the lad who broke the scrum from Shore Road in Salterbeck.
Someone in the crowd said Workington Town could have done with a runner like that!
This could be the best chance the Uppies have had for a while to take control
John says sun is pretty low now and in everyone's eyes
Someone threw a rugby ball in the scrum - but there's no fooling the players, almost as soon as it went in it was thrown out again