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1st XV - Match centre

M Bradshaw, M Harrop
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Sat 9 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - North Premier Full time

Another Tough Afternoon


Rossendale adapted well to the conditions to win

A game between two teams in poor form with just a win each since Christmas, and one Kendal needed something out of, to keep hopes of survival alive.

Dom Musetti was still not fully recovered from a head injury, so was not risked, and Glen Weightman captained the team. Chris Downham, Myles Harrop and Kirk Chettleburgh returned after missing last week’s game at Billingham.

Rossendale had the advantage of the wind in the first half, but the opening exchanges were fairly even, with both teams suffering from handling errors.

Kendal had a chance to open the scoring. Rossendale had a scrum just outside their twenty two, but Kendal stole the ball, and Chris Downham quickly picked up and set off on a good run, with scrum half Wayne Ngubane in support, but the pass was poor and the chance was lost.

At the other end Kendal had a let off, as with a clear run in, a Rosendale player dropped the ball. The referee had however been playing advantage, and the resulting penalty was put to touch. Reece Tomlinson, who had his best game against his former club, rose high to take the lineout ball, and there was nothing that Kendal could do, as the Rossendale pack rumbled them over the line for the opening score. 0v7 after twenty minutes with the conversion.

Five minutes later Chris Downham was forced off with a cut, with Robbie Collinson coming on.

On the half hour, Rossendale extended their lead. A penalty was taken quickly and the ball moved wide for centre Lewis Pattison to exploited a gap to go over for the try. 0v12.

Chris Downham returned to the field, but Kendal were soon further behind. The strong wind was making restarts difficult, and the kick was blown back to Kendal. Danny Barker managed to knock the ball back, but it fell to a Rossendale player, who made ground, taking him to the twenty two. Whilst Kendal managed to stop him, they conceded a penalty, that fullback Lewis Allen put over 0v15.

The final score of the half came from confusion at a Kendal lineout, which saw the ball lost, which set up a chance for Rossendale hooker Tom Allen, who scored his team’s third try 0v20.

With the advantage of the wind in the second half, Kendal were still in the game, if they could win more ball, to put pressure on Rossendale.

There was a good start to the second half. Rossendale were penalised for failing to release the ball. The referee then moved the penalty forward, and Wayne Ngubane, took the ball quickly, but was stopped by what the referee deemed to be an illegal tackle, and Rossendale centre Jack Ward was yellow carded. Kendal could not take advantage of the extra man.

Mark Carruthers had been injured late in the first half, and Chris Park prepared to come on, but was not required. Five minutes into the half the change was finally made, with Kris Bratton moved into the centre.

After quarter of an hour Kendal made another change with Mike Bradshaw coming on for Jack Lashley.

Rossendale were playing a game perfect for the conditions, keeping the ball in hand make short distances, and there were long periods where Kendal could not get their hands on the ball.

Kendal had another let off when for a second time a Rossendale lost the ball on his way in for a score.

After a quarter of an hour Rossendale did add to their score. A poor pass to outside half James Bramhall, worked in his favour, as he had to adjust to take the ball, which then caught the Kendal defence, and he exploited a gap to score. 0v25.

Wayne Ngubane was having another good game, making regular breaks, but he was failing to get support, and when he made a good run to the line, there was no one in support for a scoring pass.

After twenty five minutes Kendal finally had a score, with replacement prop Mike Bradshaw squeezing over in the corner. Chris Park was unsuccessfully in his attempt to use the wind to put over the difficult conversion kick. 5v25

Kendal made a further change with Robbie Collinson returning, to replace Garry Holmes.

A break by Rossendale scrum half James Bramhall extended the lead again 5v32, with ten minutes to play.

Kendal finished well, with a long period on the attack in the Rossendale twenty two, but could no way through, as the weather deteriorated

Jack Lashley returned in place of Matthew Charters.

With the final moved of the game, Kendal added a second try. A good cross field passing move saw Myles Harrop go over for a try in the corner. Another good conversion attempt from Chris Park, but with the same result, ended the game.

The game probably reflected the two team’s year, low in confidence, making too many errors, but Rossendale quality and better handling in the second half, saw them through.

A week off next weekend, then a difficult away trip to Wirral in a fortnight, a ground Kendal have won at in the last two seasons, but against a team who will be keen to put right giving Wilmslow only their second win of the season this weekend

Your KENDAL MAN OF THE MATCH : Kirk Chettleburgh

Kris Bratton15Lewis Allen
Dini Noyo14Curtis Strong
Mark Carruthers13Lewis Pattinson
Danny Barker12Jack Ward
Myles Harrop11Jake Foster
Glen Weightman10James Bramhall
Wayne Ngubane9Harrison Moulding
Jack Lashley1Drew Frey
Garry Holmes2Tom Allen
Mark Irving3Nick Flynn
Matthew Charters4Tom Jones
John Dervey5Reece Tomlinson
Alistair Thompson6Rob Bramhall
Kirk Chettleburgh7Phil Mills
Chris Downham8Dominic Moon
Robbie CollinsonsubJordan Lord
Chris ParksubSam Greenwood
Mike BradshawsubTom Leader

ConRossendale15Lewis Allen2007
sub-onKendal18Robbie Collinson2507
sub-offKendal8Chris Downham2507
TryRossendale13Lewis Pattinson30012
sub-onKendal8Robbie Collinson31012
sub-offKendal18Chris Downham31012
PenRossendale15Lewis Allen33015
TryRossendale2Tom Allen40+1020
= = = = = = = = =HALF TIME40+2020
Y/CRossendale12Jack Ward43020
sub-onKendal21Chris Park44020
sub-offKendal13Mark Carruthers44020
sub-onKendal17Mike Bradshaw55020
sub-offKendal1Jack Lashley55020
TryRossendale10James Bramhall56025
TryKendal17Mike Bradshaw64525
sub-onKendal18Robbie Collinson65525
sub-offKendal2Garry Holmes65525
TryRossendale9Harrison Moulding71530
ConRossendale15Lewis Allen72532
sub-onKendal1Jack Lashley76532
sub-offKendal4Matthew Charters76532
TryKendal11Myles Harrop841032
= = = = = = = = =FULL TIME1032


Kirkby LonsdalePPBillingham
Vale of Lune1469Sandal

Kirk Chettleburgh

Player of the Match

Kirk Chettleburgh

Key moments

Try Try for Rossendale
Conversion Conversion for Rossendale
Try Try for Rossendale
Penalty Penalty kicked for Rossendale
Try Try for Rossendale
Try Try for Rossendale
Try Mike Bradshaw scores for Kendal
Try Try for Rossendale
Conversion Conversion for Rossendale
80:00 +4:00
Try Myles Harrop scores for Kendal


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80:00 +4:00 Try 10 - 32
Myles Harrop scores for Kendal
72:00 Conversion 5 - 32
Conversion for Rossendale
71:00 Try 5 - 30
Try for Rossendale
64:00 Try 5 - 25
Mike Bradshaw scores for Kendal
56:00 Try 0 - 25
Try for Rossendale
55:00 Sub On
Mike Bradshaw is substituted on for Kendal
44:00 Sub On
Chris Park is substituted on for Kendal
43:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Rossendale
End of period 1
40:00 +50:00 Player of the Match
Kirk Chettleburgh is awarded player of the match for Kendal
39:00 Try 0 - 20
Try for Rossendale
33:00 Penalty 0 - 15
Penalty kicked for Rossendale
30:00 Try 0 - 12
Try for Rossendale
25:00 Sub On
Robbie Collinson is substituted on for Kendal
20:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Rossendale
19:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Rossendale
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kendal
  • Rossendale
  • 0
  • Try 19:00'
  • Conversion 20:00'
  • Robbie Collinson Sub On 25:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Penalty 33:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Chris Park Sub On 44:00'
  • Mike Bradshaw Sub On 55:00'
  • Try 56:00'
  • Mike Bradshaw Try 64:00'
  • Try 71:00'
  • Conversion 72:00'
  • Myles Harrop Try 80:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Bratton, Kris Bratton, Kris
Noyo, Dini Noyo, Dini
Carruthers, Mark Carruthers, Mark
Barker, Danny Barker, Danny
Harrop, Myles Harrop, Myles
Weightman, Glen Weightman, Glen
Ngubane, Wayne Ngubane, Wayne
Downham, Chris Downham, Chris
Chettleburgh, Kirk Chettleburgh, Kirk
Thompson, Alistair Thompson, Alistair
Dervey, John Dervey, John
Charters, Matthew Charters, Matthew
Irving, Mark Irving, Mark
Holmes, Garry Holmes, Garry
Lashley, Jack Lashley, Jack

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Ilkley 26 67
9. Alnwick 26 64
10. Kirkby Lonsdale 26 56
11. Lymm 26 46
12. Kendal 26 35
13. Vale of Lune 26 26
14. Wilmslow 26 20

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