KENDAL RUFC claimed another win by just three points following a tough match against Wilmslow.

Their opponents made the strong start, and there were early signs that their scrum was maintaining control.

Scoring was opened after the first six minutes when with a large overlap their outside half Ethan Harding went over, although they had been a hint of obstruction, with Mark Carruthers seeming to be block in the build-up. Fullback Connor McMurdoc made no mistake with the difficult conversion 7v0.

Their lead was doubled two minutes later.

Kendal fought back and after a long drawn out back and forth battle for possession and ground, the Cumbrian side were able to get themselves on the score board.

Just after quarter of an hour Kendal pulled a try back.

Jordan Johnson opened the Wilmslow defence and Glen Weightman got through, and whilst tackled managed to get to the line to score but was unable to convert his own try to make it 14-5.

As the half came to an end Kris Bratton made another break which was ended with a high tackle. The lineout was won and the pack drove for the line. When Wilmslow were penalised Jordan Johnson took the penalty quickly, and the pack set up a drive with the referee decided Wilmslow had interfered with illegally and yellow carded a Wilmslow player.

In a clearly planned move, Glen Weightman took the tap penalty, for the forwards to drive, but Greg Wrathall broke away and went over unopposed, Glen Weightman added the conversion to make it 14v12.

The referee re-started the game, but this remained the score at half time.

Kendal set out into the next half on fire and it took just four minutes for them to take the lead.

Ben Dixon took the ball just inside the Wilmslow half, and outpaced the defence for another stunning score, Glen Weightman added the conversion giving them 14v19.

The lead did not last long after a poor tackling allowed Wilmslow in for a third converted try putting them up to 21v19.

Another kick later on by Kendal’s Glen Weightman brought them up to 22.

Successive attacks from Kendal saw them soon boasted to 21v36

Wilmslow were not finished, and capitalised on a poor kick out of defence, and back row man Marcus Atkinson went over, but for the first time the try was not converted.

Wilmslow attacks persisted throughout, but the Kendal defence held out against their desperate pressure for a narrow victory.

The team won by 36-33.