On Sunday the team faced a long trek to Whitley Bay who had taken the opportunity to give a number of their national league players a run out.  It was a tough start and Kendal found themselves 3-0 down at half time.  The girls showed their usual fighting spirit though, exemplified by Sally Scott who hassled the defence and ran tirelessly until she eventually created a chance and was flattened by the onrushing keeper.  Vicky Jones then converted the resulting penalty flick.  At this point Kendal started to believe and scored again from a Laura Morris deflected short corner.  The game was anyone’s now and on the hour Vicky Jones made clever use of the low sun scooping a flick into the net past the blinded goalkeeper.  Nicola Martindale and Vicky Atkinson continued to move the ball well for Kendal in midfield and it seemed a draw would be the result.  Then to Kendal’s dismay posession was turned over just outside the 25 yard line and in 2 passes Whitley had scored a heart-breaking goal to deny Kendal a point.  This was extremely disappointing and moves Kendal to 3rd in the league.  A position from which they can still be promoted but they can’t afford to drop any more points.

 


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