KENDAL Junior U17 Colts saw an incredible comeback on the grounds of Wigton over Penrith Junior Colts.

Despite finding themselves 10 v 0 down within the first ten minutes at neutral ground Wigton RUFC, Kendal fought back to record a memorable victory over Penrith in the U17 County Cup Final on Sunday.

With Kendal's tries coming from Charlie Lowther (2), Connor Lees, Oliver Yarker, Barney Coxon and Luke Atkinson, the end score of 15 vs 42 for the Cumbrian side marked an incredible comeback.

Despite the score Penrith gave Kendal a tough match up.

The score line did not reflect the closeness of the contest and Penrith Colts certainly played their part in what was a great final.

Kendal’s squad was backed up with a faultless kicking display off the tee from Aaron Stephens, who saw five conversions, and Barney Coxon converting the final try, which was also his own.

The victory really was a true team effort, with some great attacking skills on show and a defence which all players, parents and coaches were extremely proud of.

The Man of the match award was named as Charlie Lowther.

This season has seen Kendal, like many other clubs, merging its Junior and Senior colts to ensure a playing squad that could fulfil league fixtures.

During the season, these were mostly Senior U18 Colts fixtures, so a significant number of the squad were 'playing up' an age group.

This combined squad finished the 'Senior U18 Colts' Conference season as second top of the table and are still in the Halbro Colts 'Cup' (Senior Plate) competition, with an AWAY quarter final fixture against Preston Grasshoppers on Sunday 27 March.

Four of the U16 regular Colts squad were selected to represent Newcastle Falcons Academy at the same time as the Cup Final.

The Academy matches took place at the Sale Sharks training ground at Carrington near Manchester.

The other teams involved were Sale Sharks Academy and the Yorkshire Academy. It was an enjoyable and proud day for the lads.

The Falcons Academy selects players from Cumbria, Northumberland, and County Durham.

The squad will travel to Newcastle twice a week to train, which is a huge commitment for them and their families.