Kendal travelled to top of the league Ormskirk with renewed optimism following last weeks convincing victory over Bury.

With a slightly depleted squad Kendal started the game strongly with a well worked high press that forced the opposition back in to their own penalty area for much of the first half. Jack Kerr, Tyson Barclay and Mark Addison led the line tirelessly as the greens pushed for the opening goal, however the Ormskirk defence stood strong and a quick break down the right wing led to the opener. The Ormskirk striker took his first opportunity on goal with aplomb, burying a crisp strike into the bottom corner from the top of the penalty area.
Kendal rallied as puppet master Aaron Screen began pulling the strings in the midfield. Following wave after wave of attack, Screen was able to weave his way through the opposition defence before slipping the ball through to Davis who tucked the ball away to level the game…or so he thought. Unfortunately, following strong appeals and discussions between the umpires, the goal was then disallowed leaving the Kendal side furious.
Liam Derome bagged his second man of the match award in as many weeks as he continued to terrorise the oppositions right back with his unorthodox style of play. His combination of skilful dribbling and aerial passes created numerous opportunities for Kendal throughout.
Chris Woodman put in a solid display, keeping the Ormskirk attack for most of the game and he almost grabbed a goal from a penalty corner with his trademark slingshot. As the game drew to a close Kendal pushed up more and more in search of an equaliser and got hit with a devastating counter attack.
Ormskirk managed to break the high press and three passes later had the ball in the back of the net to make it 2-0. Kendal didn’t give up and continue to attack but in doing so became stretched at the back and conceded one more goal from a penalty corner in the dying embers of the game.
Kendal can feel aggrieved to have lost 3-0 to the league leaders especially after having the lions share of possession and the more clear cut chances on the day. The greens were left to rue their missed opportunities and hope to to bounce back against local rivals Carlisle next weekend.

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