ACCORDING to Kendal Rugby coach Chris Downham Saturday's match was a 'war of attrition.'

Both Kendal and Lymm were in need of points to help sustain their league position. Lymm sit just one place above Kendal with only four points between them.

Downham said: "We started well and our defence frustrated Lymm early on despite conceding the early try.

"The defence continued and after 22 phases we managed to force an error which allowed us some field position. Glen Weightman controlled the game well at 10 and it allowed us to build some momentum of our own.

"A one point win doesn't matter to us. The result was the only important thing in what was definitely a game for the purist."

Captain Dom Musetti said the game was always going to be close.

"It was a great display of character from the lads," he said "Our defence was back up to some of the best we’ve had this year.

"It was close at the end with a Lymm attack ending the game and we found ourselves under a lot of pressure but our desire to come out with a win really showed."

However, this does not mean the team were faultless in their way of playing.

Musetti added: "The weather caused a lot of errors for both teams and we made several mistakes in our scrums and line outs."

The game also saw fullback Kris Bratton return from a serious injury.

"It was great to see Bratton back," said Musetti. "Everytime he gets the ball he looks exciting and gives us a great attacking option from full back."