Kendal lose to league leaders but Windermere close in on title in men's hockey (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Kendal lose to league leaders but Windermere close in on title in men's hockey
North West Division Four
KENDAL entertained league leaders Golbourne on Saturday and in the opening five minutes Nick Davis equalised following an early Golbourne goal.
The away side took advantage of some poor defending to find themselves 4-1 up at the break.
The Greens played some attractive flowing hockey early in the second period which led to Ewan Galloway firing home from a Phil Conlin cross.
This put the hosts back in the game but a penalty flick followed after Boyd stopped a goal bound shot on the line with his body to make it 5-2.
Golbourne inflicted three more goals to seal a miserable afternoon for Kendal.
Man of the match Galloway hit home for a consolation third goal late on from a penetrating Bradshaw run, but it was a forgettable afternoon for Kendal, who must travel to Liverpool next week.
Lytham Seconds 0
Division Three North
WITH just two games to go, Windermere are still a point clear of Lancaster University at the top.
Mere were not at their sparkling best, but they still did enough to earn a workmanlike victory that takes the title race right to the wire.
Liam Derome made the breakthrough from the left flank when he got behind the defence and his flick into the goalmouth went in off a defender at the back post.
Lytham packed their defence to contain the leaders but Will Dolman made sure of three points with a trademark drag flick into the bottom right of goal in the second half.
Goalkeeper Mark Nixon only had a couple of saves to make behind Mere's resolute defence, and the man of the match award went to young defender Joe Kay, playing his first full match.
Meanwhile South Lakes picked up successive 1-1 draws when they entertained Blackpool and Lytham St Annes over the weekend. The results keep the 10th in the table.