Kendal Men’s 2s kicked off the second half of their season by welcoming Fylde to The Queen Katherine School.
Kendal were hopeful for a good post Christmas start and set up for the game in a positive frame of mind. The visitors were also feeling confident having had two friendly matches since the start of the mid-season break. The extra time on the pitch was soon paying dividends for the travelling team who looked sharper and fitter. Kendal were clearly the rustier of the two sides and as the half wore on Fylde took every advantage to gain a three point lead.
Half time- Kendal 0 – 3 Fylde.
The second half was a much closer contest. The home team began to play the ball around with more success as Steve Barclay and Liam Derome showed their skill to earn Kendal valuable time on the ball in the midfield. Fraser Donaldson was continually gaining ground on the left wing and Sam Weeks, Matt Clinton and Lucas Rumney never stopped running in their efforts to create space and opportunities for The Greens. However, despite James Taylor’s heroics in goal and his multiple saves, the visitors seemed always to have another man free for another shot and eventually added to the scoreline.
Kendal earned themselves a last minute consolation goal when man of the match Phil Conlin stretched to deflect Tyson Barclay’s top quality through ball past the Fylde keeper.
Full time- Kendal Men’s 2s 1 – 5 Fylde Men’s 3s.