Kendal 29 West 13

By Dave Picken - February 10 2013
Kendal 29 West 13
Waites Not a good day. Kendal moved above us in the league after playing a simple forwards game in the mud at Mint Bridge. When we did get the ball away from the forwards battle we scored two tries, but they were too late in the game. Meanwhile only nine brave souls ventured to Tynedale for the Stags where the hoem side leant a few players.

The home side winning that one by 31-10.

The firsts allowed Kendal to make a bright start giving away four penalties in the opening minutes and the home side took the lead after just four minutes. Simon Davidson took a quick tap penalty allowing Richard Harryman to breakthrough and set up full back Simon Mulholland to score in the corner. Chris Park put over the conversion from near the left touchline.

West came back into the game, and after twelve minutes Kendal were reduced to fourteen men when Reece Thomlinson was sent to the sin bin for handling the ball on the ground. Stu Waites kicked the easy penalty.

Chris Park slotted a penalty for Kendal after West were penalised at a scrum near halfway and then giving away ten metres due for dissent.

West were delivered a big blow on 20 minutes when scrum half Ryan Painter suffered a shoulder injury to be replaced by Zac Southern – normally a winger.

West continued to press, with Kendal hampered by giving away a string of penalties, for not straight at the line out.

However the Brinkburn side failed to take advantage and the next score went to the home side.

From a scrum the Kendal pack drove to the line, but the ball was knocked on which gave West the chance to clear. However, from the line out the Kendal forwards drove Garry Holmes over for the try. Park again put over an excellent touch line conversion, to give Kendal a 17-3 half time lead.

Kendal started the second half strongly, but lost replacement Adam Jackson became the second Kendal player to visit the sin bin. Kendal continued to press and the game became fourteen a side, when West captain Dan Boatman was sent to the sin bin.

The penalty was put to touch and once again the home pack drove the ball to the line for Holmes to take his second try. This time Park failed with the conversion.

Kendal knew they had the advantage in the line-out and instead of taking the easy three points from a penalty put the kick to the line. Again the ball was taken short and driven to the line for Richard Harryman to be rewarded with the try, with Park again putting over a difficult conversion to make it 29-3 with twenty minutes to go.

Prop Alistair Livesey became the third Kendal player to visit the sin bin.

 With six minutes to go, a cross field passing movement was finished by Stu  Waites for our first try, but he was unable to convert...

Three minutes later West had another consolation try. A penalty was taken quickly and full back  Luke Mallinson scored. Again Waites was unable to convert.


Kendal Simon Mulholland, Dini Nayo, Dan Lowther, Jason Poleman, Jamie Postlethwaite, Chris Park, Simon Davidson, Alistair Livesey,Duncan Green,   Richard Harryman,  Liam Hayton (C),  Reece Tomlinson  ,  Dan Greenwood, Garry Holmes, Rob Quarry, Adam Jackson Reps:Ben Leacock, Dan White,

West:   Luke Mallinson, Greg Edwarrds, Andrew Cheslin, Colin Cheslin, Scott Butcher, Stu Waites, Ryan Painter, Ross Woods, Andrew Dixon, Adam Coates, Nathan Myers, Alex Barker, Sam Miller Dan Boatman [C], Jon Boatman, Reps: Carl Robinson, Zac Southern, Jay Corbett.       


Referee : James Bullock   

Kendal 29 West 13
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