|Hull Vs Kendal - Match Report|
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|Tuesday, 23 September 2008 20:51|
Hull Ionians 28 – Kendal 13
Kendal’s 25 league match winning sequence came to an abrupt end away at Hull Ionians on Saturday.
Kendal on the back of an excellent performance against Darlington Mowden Park the previous week simply could not reproduce that same level of performance and skill.
Kendal trailed from the start when they offended at the kick-off receipt. Left wing Nick Cooper kicked the three points for Hull.
From a very promising attack down the right touchline Kendal forced a penalty when Hull were caught offside in the nineteenth minute. Dan Stephens made no mistake with his penalty kick at goal to level the scores.
The scores remained at 3 points apiece until six minutes before halftime with both sides struggling with the referee’s strict interpretation of the ELV’s which produced a very disjointed first half with Kendal especially unable to play with any sort of structure or pattern.
A poor Kendal lineout on their own 5-metre line gifted Richard Wigham a try; he stripped Kendal of possession on their tryline as they scrambled to clean up a poor lineout tap. Cooper converted the try and added a second penalty to the score line on the stroke of forty minutes.
But during first half injury time Kendal were firstly awarded a penalty when centre Travis Plumridge was yellow carded for diving in at a ruck and then a minute later Kendal winger Lewis Boyd pounced on the loose ball from a wild Hull pass on the edge of their own twenty-two and raced in unopposed to score a try beneath the posts which Stephens converted to level the scores at 13 all at the break.
Cooper struck the left hand upright with a simple penalty kick at goal early in the second half, awarded when centre Zane Butler was penalised and shown the yellow card for killing the ball in the tackle, but Hull did score moments later when Kendal fumbled lineout possession close to their own try line turning the ball over to the opposition. Hull fully capitalised placing a neat grubber kick through the defence which right wing Gary Stephenson latched onto to score Hull’s second try which Cooper converted from the touchline.
Some awful positional kicking, an unwanted feature of Kendal’s play throughout the game, gave Hull excellent possession in the fifty first minute and they made no mistake in scoring their third try when they put centre Travis Plumridge into space for him to score an unconverted try wide out.
Cooper added a third penalty in the sixty first minute to complete the scoring despite Kendal being camped on the Hull tryline in the final quarter of the game through a series of 5-metre scrums which they failed to score from.
Kendal will now look to get back into the winning habit when they face struggling Bradford & Bingley at Mint Bridge next Saturday.
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