Windermere take control over South Lakes as Kendal march on to next round of national cup (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Windermere take control over South Lakes as Kendal march on to next round of national cup
South Lakes 1
North West Division Three
WINDERMERE took their chances in a stop-start game to stay level on points with leaders Keswick and West Cumbria, whom they play next Saturday at Cockermouth.
South Lakes suffered the early loss of skipper Marc Atkinson when he was hit on the head by a deflected ball and had to be taken to hospital.
‘Mere then tried to get their passing game going but never quite succeeded.
However, they took the lead when a penalty corner save fell to Will Dolman and he scored with a reverse hit into the top corner of the goal.
Neither side controlled the second half play, but when Mere forced a string of short corners, Dolman converted one with a drag flick and Steve Johns tapped in at close range from another to make it 3-0.
South Lakes finally pulled a goal back when George Atkinson fired the ball into the D and it took a deflection off keeper Mark Nixon for an own goal, but Windermere had done enough to secure victory.
Windermere's Sunday Association development team beat Ulverston 12-1 with goals by Richie Jackson (five), Andy Wood (two), Ed Evans (two), Luke Blezard, Jonny Morant and Finn Laverack.
Billingham Synthonia 2
National EHB Knock-Out Vase
HAVING entered this competition for the first time in years Kendal welcomed Billingham Synthonia and fired out of the blocks with goals from Galloway, Screen, Stanworth and a Galloway penalty to lead 4-0 at half time.
The opposition showed good skill but little legs and the second half continued with an increasingly frustrated Billingham losing two players to yellow cards.
Galloway and Smith increased the lead increased the lead and with Kendal 6-0 up they began to ring the changes.
This allowed Billingham a couple of goals back to reduce the advantage to 6-2 but Kendal rallied. Barclay scored and Galloway got his fourth to cap a resounding 8-2 victory.
But their task in the next round will be considerably sterner as they face First Division outfit Tameside at home on November 18.