After last weeks encouraging performance, but disappointing result, Kendal travelled to Bury looking for three points.
The match commenced with the visitors probing for any weaknesses. Bury were given little time to settle and Kendal began to craft some scoring opportunities. Playing a fast, expansive passing game The Greens repeatedly moved the ball from one side of the pitch and back again in an attempt to stretch the Bury lines. Liam Derome and John Stanworth explored the left and right wings, respectively, with ever increasing regularity and penetration. When the breakthrough came, it was a thing of beauty. Ayrton Boyd and Aaron Screen performing together, as one of the greatest double acts since The Two Ronnies, worked the ball through the heart of the Bury midfield and into the D before crossing into the space by the back post. Jack Kerr timed his run and arrived at the perfect moment to slot the ballhome giving Kendal the lead.
Half time- Bury 0 – 1 Kendal.
The second half was hard fought. The visitors continued to create, but were also guilty at times of being a little too direct. The Kendal back line of Chris Woodman, Andrew Melville and captain Nick Davis were having a solid game, and restricted Bury’s access to Rob Cartwright’s D. Unfortunately for Kendal, the home side were able to capitalise on a brief period of dominance while Kendal only had ten men on the pitch. Flooding forward, Bury scored an equaliser with fifteen minutes left to play. It soon seemed as though the next goal would likely be the winner, and the match became more open as both teams looked to secure all three points. Calming themselves, The Greens started to play their game once again and patiently built from the back. After a move where every Kendal player had touched the ball, man of the match Aaron Screen found himself in control on the edge of Bury D. Dribbling the ball as smoothly as silk, Screen rounded one, then a second defender before finishing with a reverse stick strike that left the keeper dumfounded. Kendal saw out the remainder of the game reasonably comfortably to earn themselves an important three points on the road.
Final score- Bury Men’s 1s 1 – 2 Kendal Men’s 1s.