Two sides both alike in dignity in fair Kendal where we set our scene…
Fraught with torrid conditions akin to The Tempest, a local rivalry the likes of which has not been seen since the days of the Montagues and Capulets took place this weekend when Kendal Men’s 1s hosted Kirkby Lonsdale Men’s 1s.
The Kirkby Lonsdale defence was not unorganised in the first half of the game and comfortably kept a clean sheet. With toil and trouble the visitors broke well to sneak a 1-0 advantage from a counter-attack and went into half time in the lead. However, all that glitters is not gold… Was it to be or not to be for Kendal? That was the question.
Early in the second half Kendal went on the attack. Dan Cook did not connect with his strike as well as he wanted to, but a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. 1 all. Upon the restart Kendal retained control of the game. A controversial slap from Tom that was initially given as a as a hit out for the visitors was reversed for a short corner to the hosts. A clean injection and stop allowed Aaron Screen to step up, connect and hark what light through yonder window breaks?! The ball smashed against the back board. 2-1 Kendal.
They say some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Andrew Melville claimed his and the accolade of man of the match by being more flammable than a lit petrol pump. In the dying embers of the game Alex Watkins was living a midsummer nights dream as he performed a world-class finish over the keeper for the game sealing goal.
For the home side, never was there a tale better won, than that of Kendal three, Kirkby Lonsdale one.