AN EXPERIMENTAL Kendal line-up was pushed all the way by a spirited Broughton Park side who were determined to cause an upset.

The Hornets had to be at their best to secure an 18-39 victory in an away game played on a freshly-laid £10,000 pitch - recently used by the Uruguayan team for preparation for their game against England in the Rugby World Cup.

Broughton Park made the better start, immediately putting Kendal under pressure, but it was Kendal who took the lead after 10 minutes.

Kendal were deep in their own half, and when trying to attack from defence, a ball went loose and had to be tidied up by Glenn Weightman, playing at fullback. With few options available he launched a long kick down field, using the strong breeze which was in Kendal’s favour in the first half.

The referee adjudged that he had been tackled late after making the kick, and awarded Kendal a penalty, deep in the Park half, which Chris Park converted.

The lead was almost immediately cancelled out from the kick off as Dini Noyo’s return kick was charged down.

His side then conceded a penalty at the score was locked at 3-3.

Park continued to press, and Kendal were having difficulty in securing any good ball to play with.

Mark Carruthers gathered a cross-field kick from the home side and proceeded to chase his own kick, putting pressure on the Park back row.

Kendal stayed on the attack and from a lineout the forwards drove to the line, where Liam Hayton came up with the try.

The Hornets were straight back on the attack as Hayton took the kick off ball and made ground.

A penalty was put to touch and again the forwards secured the ball and drove with Jack Morphet eventually touching down to make it 3-15.

Five minutes later Kendal had their third try as Josh Chaplow gathered an overthrow at a Park lineout and made a good break upfield before Daniel Armstrong broke a number of tackles to go over the line making it 3-22 at half time.

In the second hald, A Kendal throw was adjudged not straight and Park drove over for a try, which was converted.

Park reduced the gap further by converting another Kendal penalty.

Glenn Weightman secured Kendal's bonus point try with Park again converting to make it 13-29.

Three minutes later Kendal extended their lead again with Damian Armstrong going over for his second try having been set-up by Dini Noyo.

Carruthers completed the rout with only a couple of minutes left on the clock - Noyo again having a hand in the build-up.

Park refused to give in and scored a late try but they could not stop the Kendal promotion charge as the game finished 18-39.

This result takes Kendal to second, behind Kirkby Lonsdale on point difference which sets up a mouth-watering clash between the two at the earlier time of 2pm.