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Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - North Premier Full time

Disappointing End


Despite the score line Kendal spent most of the second half on the attack, but rarely looked like getting across the line, whilst Ilkley, ruthlessly took their chances, keeping the ball in hand through multiple phases until the gaps opened up for scores.

A disappointing end to a disappointing season.

With nothing to play for but pride, after relegation last weekend, Kendal entertained mid-table Ilkley.

Kris Bratton returned at fullback, and Matthew Charters at No.8 replacing the injured Chris Downham, whilst Robbie Collinson came in at hooker in place of Garry Holmes. The Development team’s Archie Barber came on to the bench.

With the wind on their backs in the first half, Ilkley started well and opened the scoring after five minutes, when after a long build up scrum half Andy Dixon, bounced out of several weak tackles to go through to score, with outside half Charles Ramsey converting 0v7.

Six minutes later after more good build up work from Ilkley they added a second try when a long pass opened up the Kendal defence. Charles Ramsey put over an excellent conversion kick from near the touchline. 0v14.

For once the Kendal lineout was on top, with Alistair Thompson stealing a number of Ilkley throws, but Kendal could not capitalise, with strong defence from Ilkley stopping any progress. Often the Ilkley defence was up very fast, and slow Kendal ball meant that they were able to cut out passing opportunities.

There was an ugly moment when the Ilkley 13, who had been having a running battle with Kendal left wing Dan Shorrock, landed a punch after being tackled, but the referee was unsighted.

With five minutes of the half to play, Ilkley added a third try, with good passing out of the tackle, opening gaps in the Kendal defence for left wing Struan Conner to score. Charles Ramsey, again made no mistake with a difficult conversion. 0v21.

In injury time the battle between the two wings continued and it was Kendal’s Dan Shorrock who got a yellow card after failing to heed a warning from the referee to release a tackled player.

Ilkley put the penalty to touch and their pack drove over from the lineout, for a fourth try converted with the final action of the half by Charles Ramsey. 0v28 at half time.

Kendal started the second half well and spent a long period in attack but rarely troubled the Ilkley defence.

Early in the half, Jack Lashley was forced off with an arm injury, and Billy Coxon came on.

Having successfully weathered the storm at the other end Ilkely extended their lead after quarter, when more good offloading out of the tackle saw prop Ollie Holtam go over. 0v33.

Kendal were back on the attack from the re-start, when Kirk Chettleburgh, managed to steal Ilkley ball and set up an attack with a number of good runs, with Mark Irving getting to the line where he was stopped. Billy Coxon took the ball on, but could not get over, and an Ilkley player dived in to kill the ball, giving the referee an easy decision to go for his yellow card, but Kendal could not make the extra man count.

After twenty minutes Kendal made a double change, Matthew Charters was forced off with an injury, and Archie Barber came on for his debut. At the same time Kris Bratton, who had been limping for some time, finally agreed to come off and Dan Wilson came onto the wing, with Dini Noyo going to fullback.

Dan Wilson was soon in the action, and given the ball with little space to work with, did well to beat a number of attempted tackles, but was finally forced into touch deep in the twenty two.

Kendal continued to dominate but had few chances of opening their scoring.

As the game came to the end of normal time, Ilkley showed how to take their chances with a try from short range. Charles Ramsey added the conversion 0v40

In injury time Ilkley added a seventy try, with a good break from distance down the wing by a substitute. This time the conversion came back off the crossbar. 0v45

After a poor first half Kendal came into the game much more in the second half, but lacked the invention to outwit a solid Ilkley defence. There were a number of good individual performances, with Alistair Thompson and Kirk Chettleburgh, continually looking for gaps, whilst quieter than the last two games Chris Evans played well again, as did Mark Carruthers and Danny Barker, but the team lacked the continuity and excellent support play of their opponents, which allowed the Ilkley defence to re-group.

So the end of the league season, but there is one more game to go, with the defence of the Cumbria Cup against Penrith at Carlisle’s Warwick Road ground next weekend.

Your KENDAL MAN OF THE MATCH : Alistair Thompson
Hardwork in attack and defence saw Alistair pick up over half the votes.

One more vote to come for the Cup Final versus Penrith in Carlisle on Saturday, then next week the Player of the Season vote next week. A bit harder this year, with a number of individual winners, like Alistair, not having had long runs in the team.

Kris Bratton15Kobbie o'Brian
Dini Noyo14Blake Morgan
Mark Carruthers 13Elliot Morgan
Danny Barker12John Henry Johnson
Dan Shorrock11Struan Connor
Glen Weightman[c] 10Charles Ramsey
Wayne Ngubane9Andy Dixon
Jack Lashley1Ollie Holtam
Robbie Collinson2Harry Wales
Mark Irving3Dan Lawrence
Steven Nelson4Peter Erskine
Chris Evans5Luke Pearson
Alistair Thompson6Pat Power
Kirk Chettleburgh7Joe Lowes
Matthew Charters(19) 8 [c]Max McKay
Billy Coxon(17) subBarnaby Vaughan
Dan Wilson(22) subRory Kasspian
Archie Barber(19) subArchie Elgood

TryIlkley9Andy Dixon505
ConIlkley10Charles Ramsey607
ConIlkley10Charles Ramsey13014
TryIlkley11Struan Connor36019
ConIlkley10Charles Ramsey37021
Y/CKendal11Dan Shorrock40+3021
ConIlkley10Charles Ramsey40+5028
= = = = = = = = =HALF TIME40+5028
sub-onKendal17Billy Coxon47028
sub-offKendal1Jack Lashley47028
TryIlkley1Ollie Holtam54033
Y/CIlkley8Max McKay57033
sub-onKendal18Archie Barber61033
sub-offKendal19Matthew Charters61033
sub-onKendal22Dan Wilson61033
sub-offKendal15Kris Bratton61033
ConIlkley10Charles Ramsey80040
= = = = = = = = =FULL TIME87045


Kirkby Lonsdale3817Wilmslow
Vale of Lune1587Blaydon

Hull go up as Champions and Blaydon get a play off agains Luctonians

Alistair Thompson

Player of the Match

Alistair Thompson

Key moments

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80:00 Player of the Match
Alistair Thompson is awarded player of the match for Kendal
80:00 Conversion 0 - 40
Conversion for Ilkley
79:00 Try 0 - 38
Try for Ilkley
59:00 Sub On
Dan Wilson is substituted on for Kendal
59:00 Sub On
Archie Barber is substituted on for Kendal
57:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Ilkley
54:00 Try 0 - 33
Try for Ilkley
47:00 Sub On
Billy Coxon is substituted on for Kendal
End of period 1
40:00 +46:00 Try 0 - 45
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Try for Ilkley
38:00 Yellow Card
Dan Shorrock is yellow carded for Kendal
37:00 Conversion 0 - 21
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As it happened

  • Kendal
  • Ilkley
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  • Try 5:00'
  • Conversion 6:00'
  • Try 12:00'
  • Conversion 13:00'
  • Try 36:00'
  • Conversion 37:00'
  • Dan Shorrock Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 40:00 +46:00'
  • Billy Coxon Sub On 47:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Archie Barber Sub On 59:00'
  • Dan Wilson Sub On 59:00'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Bratton, Kris Bratton, Kris
Noyo, Dini Noyo, Dini
Carruthers, Mark Carruthers, Mark
Barker, Danny Barker, Danny
Shorrock, Dan Shorrock, Dan
Weightman, Glen Weightman, Glen
Ngubane, Wayne Ngubane, Wayne
Charters, Matthew Charters, Matthew
Chettleburgh, Kirk Chettleburgh, Kirk
Thompson, Alistair Thompson, Alistair
Evans, Chris Evans, Chris
Nelson, Steven Nelson, Steven
Irving, Mark Irving, Mark
Collinson, Robbie Collinson, Robbie
Lashley, Jack Lashley, Jack

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League table

# 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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