KENDAL Rugby came away with an unfortunate loss following a tough game against Broughton Park.

Being the first away game of the new year, and after compiling three home wins, Kendal had secured their place as second in the League.

Despite the strong winds, the day was sunny and dry with conditions not favouring either team.

Kendal had a difficult start after Broughton Park won back their own kick off drove forward to claim an early five nil lead.

Park dominated the game and kept Kendal on the back foot, before scoring again to make it ten nil.

Kendal mounted a comeback and began to fight back. Their defence held off several waves of attacks.

After a penalty, Park were put in touch.

A third Park try came after seventeen minutes.

Their forwards pounded the Kendal line in a number of short bursts, with a flanker finally breaking away to score. This time close enough to the posts for the first successful conversion to make it 17 points.

23 minutes into the game, Kendal got their first try.

From a scrum in mid-field, Steven Nelson picked up and passed to Lewis Kincart, he found Ben Dixon who powered down the wing, and whilst tackled close to the line, he had the power to get through to score.

This success was followed with another try which came from Steven Nelson.

Liam Hayton came on for Hugh Davies, going to prop.

In the second half the two sides traded moments of possession and Broughton Park eventually picked up a yellow card for their outside half.

At the same time Park loss, a second player to injury with a back row man being forced off. Park managed to hold out and clear their lines.

Kendal equalised the score after Glen Weightman put the ball into the Park twenty two.

The Kendal pack drove to the line from the lineout, with Steven Nelson emerging with the ball. For the first time kicking from the right side of the field for the wind, Chris Park added the conversion to tie the scores.

The score was 17v17.

However, it was Park who got the next ty after a penalty near the posts put them in the lead.

Park pressured in the Kendal twenty-two which forced more penalties, and Danny Barker was singled out as having conceded one that saw him yellow carded. The kick was put over to extend Park’s lead by 23 against 17.

Next week Kendal will face Birkenhead Park.