Kendal braved the flooded roads to make the short journey to local rivals Windermere last Saturday.
The match started with both teams looking lively. Kendal created a couple of early chances, but failed to convert. Before long it became apparent that the home side were the most organised team on the pitch and as the half wore on that organisation paid dividends. Kendal were chasing the ball for large periods of play and the half ended after a flurry of Windermere goals.
Half time- Windermere 3 – 0 Kendal.
Unfortunately for Kendal the second half continued in much the same way. Despite a reorganised formation and the best efforts of defenders Tyson Barclay, Iain Donaldson, Phil Conlin and Ollie Hayton the hosts proved to be the better drilled team and the most up for the game. Kendal conceded three more goals as the half progressed. The Greens did have their moments with Jacob Ross, Harry Denney and Jared Elshaw proving their worth, but it was not to be their day. Steve Barclay converted a penalty corner to score a consolation goal for Kendal from man of the match Phil Conlin’s valuable assist.
Full time- Windermere Men’s 2s 6 – 1 Kendal Men’s 2s.