Unbeaten Windermere continue form into 2013 but Kendal lose second game in a row

Didsbury Northern Thirds 1

Windermere 6

North West League Division Three North

WINDERMERE started 2013 in style with their 12th successive league victory despite never having won in four previous visits to the south Manchester side.

Harry Jackson and Steve Johns quickly forced Didsbury into making a number of errors and both Richard Jackson and Mike Hodgson went close to scoring before the breakthrough came from a penalty corner, Will Dolman powering the ball low into the right corner.

Didsbury fought back, only to be thwarted by in-form goalkeeper Mark Nixon, and on the stroke of half-time Richard Jackson bagged Mere's second goal when Matt Hartnett found him with a telling pass into the D.

Soon after the interval Will Dolman scored a carbon copy of his first goal before Didsbury finally got one of their own.

However, Mere's response was immediate. Harry Jackson dribbled past a number of players before drawing the keeper and passing for Tom Dolman to fire into a open net.

Tom Maloney ended Didsbury's resistance when he finished a strong run with a strike that went in off a defender's stick for an own goal.

Man of the match Harry Jackson then finished a well-worked move from the back to complete Mere's scoring.

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Sunday's rearranged home match with Lytham Seconds had to be called off because of a frozen pitch.

Lancaster and Morecambe Seconds 2

Kendal 1

Division Four North

KENDAL were seeking to bounce back to winning ways following their defeat to league leaders Golborne last Saturday.

They began the brighter side against a strong Lancaster and Morecambe outfit and Barclay, Galloway and captain Davis were all unlucky not to open the scoring.

However a counter attack from the home team broke the deadlock. The home side soon added a second from a dubious penalty corner which left the Greens chasing the game for the second consecutive week.

Kendal were handed a vital lifeline seconds before half time by Galloway. His straight strike from a penalty corner into the bottom left of the goal gave the visitors a chance.

Despite playing against 10 men for a while Kendal were unable to equalise despite chances for Clinton and Galloway.

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