Kendal Ladies 1’s v Chester Ladies 1’s The ladies 1’s travelled away with an increasingly youthful team. It is great to see the juniors step up into this level of play. The Greens knew it was going to be a tough game as Chester have had a good run of results and they play with a large amount of structure in their game.
Chester started out with a half pitch press to compress their defending half to stop Kendal infiltrating. Kendal dealt with it fantastically and were passing the ball around the back three with Molly Wilson not being tempted to drive at them. Kendal played the waiting game, hoping for a space to open up. Chester changed their tactics and pushed much higher up the pitch and scored twice unfortunately. However, Kendal fought back and scored one before the half time whistle, Vicky Whalley-Jones converting from a short corner.
In recent games the ladies have found that Kendal spirit in the second half, where grit and determination is thrown at the game. New goalkeeper Sarah dealt with the breaks in their attack by coming and meeting them at the top of the D which was amazing to see from a junior. Emma Reid pressurised the right hand side taking the ball off the hosts multiple times which began to annoy them and gave the visitors some great attacking opportunities. Zoe Dempsey was receiving plenty of forward passes and was running circles around the Chester defence, until they had to use their strength to take it off her. Unfortunately as the travelling midfield and attackers were pushing hard to find the back of the net Kendal didn’t have much left in the tank to deal with two more Chester goals. Yaz Taylor made some great tackles if they even tried to attack down the left side. Final score 4-1.