|Kendal Vs Bradford & Bingley|
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|Tuesday, 23 September 2008 20:52|
KENDAL 35 – BRADFORD & BINGLEY 29
Kendal got back into winning ways on Saturday with an enthralling and entertaining 35 – 29 victory over Yorkshire side Bradford & Bingley but it was the visitors who started and finished the game as the stronger side.
Kendal conceded a penalty for not rolling away from the tackle in the fifth minute after the Bradford centre Stuart Dixon had crashed through the home defence, standoff Stephen Brimmacombe kicked the three points. Bradford followed this up three minutes later with an unconverted try scored in the corner by second row Richard Hughes after some excellent off loading out of the tackle had created the opportunity.
Kendal, just like 2 weeks ago, suddenly clicked into life and found the pace of the game and after a tremendous forward drive up field flanker Mark Wilson scored Kendal’s first try wide out close to the touchline. This was followed nine minutes later by Kendal’s second try, scored by prop forward Billy Coxon who darted up the blindside from a ruck close to the Bradford line. Both tries went unconverted but Kendal were now in the lead at 10 – 8.
Kendal extended that lead in the thirtieth minute when centre Stuart Dixon was penalised and shown the yellow card for illegal use of the boot, standoff Dan Stephens slotted home the penalty.
On the stroke of halftime Kendal scored their third try. Winger Zane Butler claimed his first try in Kendal colours when he was released by scrumhalf James Gough after good work by Billy Coxon, despite being tap tackled he managed to regain his feet and cross the try line.
Kendal scored their fourth and bonus point try sixteen minutes into the second half. Excellent work by John Ladell on his touchline to bravely claim the ball and turn defence into counter attack started the move and the ball was then whipped across the width of pitch to Butler on his wing who sprinted in at the corner.
Bradford replied with their second try in the sixty-fourth minute when scrumhalf Joe Bartley wrong footed the defence after Bradford had won good lineout ball in the Kendal twenty-two. Replacement Matthew Booth converted the try to pull Bradford back to within eight points.
Kendal lifted the intensity of the game in reply, producing two more tries the first by left wing Lewis Boyd after some wonderful passing by several players which was brilliantly converted from close to the touchline by Dan Stephens and six minutes from the end of normal time hooker Duncan Green scrambled over the try line after the Kendal forwards had bombarded the Bradford try line. At this stage of the game and holding a twenty point lead Kendal looked home and dry but crucially Bradford had other ideas and during the five minutes of time added on the scored two excellent tries, the first by centre Liam Frost and then a minute later winger Mark Kirby touched down, both tries were converted by Booth to bring the visitors within six points and set up a nail biting and tense final minute in which Bradford had a chance of snatching victory but they were unable to take that chance and Kendal were able to breath a huge sigh of relief.
They now look forward to the derby game against Preston Grasshoppers next weekend.
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