THREE was frustration for Kendal Men’s 1s as a late breakaway goal gave visitors Bolton a 2-1 win in a North West Division 1 North clash

at The Queen Katherine School.

Bolton were the brighter team in the early stages, holding the ball up in the middle and showing pace up front.

But after a slow start, the Greens grew into the game and were stunned when the visitors opened the scoring as they converted a penalty corner.

However man of the match John Stanworth levelled the score just before half time, latching onto a cross from the left and hitting a reverse sweep into the bottom right of the goal.

The second half continued to be hard fought and both teams created opportunities to score, but as the clock ticked on it was the home side that seemed to be gaining the lion's share of the possession, earning themselves a series of penalty corners.

But try as they might, they could not convert and from one of those penalty corners, they missed another chance and Bolton broke quickly to score the winner at the other end despite Gordon Blunt and Rob Cartwright’s valiant efforts to intercede.

Kendal will look to show their 'bouncebackability' when they travel to Bury this coming weekend.

Windermere Men's 1s are still seeking their first North League 2 West victory after they went down to a 3-1 defeat at Alderley Edge 2s.

The visitors actually started the brighter team but as the game unfolded they lost their midfield cohesion and ended up fighting a rearguard action to keep Alderley at bay.

Archie Dalzell scored the game’s opener for Mere after skilful work by skipper Adam Whitehead released Seb Flint along their baseline, Dalzell converting Flint’s cutback.

But Alderley equalised right on half time and though Dan Spires and new signing Matt Winders did their best to stem the tide at the other end and goalkeeper Rob Curme was outstanding, making a string of brilliant saves, they could not prevent the hosts sealing the win with two more goals.

There was better news for Windermere Men’s 2s as a youthful line up earned a 2-0 win at Kirkby Lonsdale 2s in a North West Division 4 North clash.

With nine players under 18 and half of those under 15, Windermere were lively from the start and their midfield pressure told with Orran Brownell coolly finishing a great pass from Michael Shields for their opener.

And Felix Perez-Brown rifled in a second from a tight angle after a quick break to seal a great performance in which man of the match was defender John Fairman.