Kendal Ladies 2s vs Wigton 2s

Coming off the positivity of the past few weeks the game started with much of the ball being in Kendal’s possession.

Kendal were able to take the lead through a well-worked ball into the D by Laurel Martin and Sophie Strong to find player of the match Fiona Morphet, who played a great shot off the reverse stick to find the goal.

Wigton came back at Kendal, putting pressure on the defence but 'keeper Rebecca Tarney was on a great form, stopping a number of chances along.

At one stage Wigton had seven short corners in a row and eventually found the goal to make the scores level.

Straight from the pushback Kendal attacked and the ball found Yazz Taylor, who scored.

The ball moved back and forth with both teams having chances. Wigton took advantage of a sparse Kendal defence to make a break before Sarah Harper showed her lightening speed to make it from one D to the other to intercept the Wigton attack. Wigton received another short corner just before the end of the half and found the back of the goal.

At half time the score was 2-2.

The second half started with many Kendal attacks with Sophie Stead, Abbie Thomson and Bec Barnes working well with Martin to put constant pressure on the Wigton defence, using the wind to the their advantage.

Wigton did not give up and put the defence of Edie Hollis, Heather Randell, Ellie May and Francine Bult under pressure but again Tarney in goal proved hard to beat. Kendal received their only short corner of the game with 10 minutes to go and Martin was able to convert to give Kendal the lead again.

Wigton kept on attacking but were unable to convert their chances and the game finished with Kendal the victors.

The win means Kendal have finally moved off the bottom of the table. The improvement in all the players has been outstanding throughout the season.

The team travels to Kirkby Stephen next Saturday in the final cup game of the season.