KENDAL Mens Second Team won the North West Division Four title after they defeated Windermere 3-1 at Queen Katherine School in an enthralling contest.

The Seconds headed into their penultimate match undefeated knowing that three points would secure the North West Division Four title.

However Windermere, who are second in the league, made the better start through Elliot Kirby who capitalised on a defensive error before placing the ball past the keeper.

Kendal battled back after 13 year old Ben Allison followed up his hat trick against Fylde with the equaliser.

And once Allison had scored Kendal applied a lot of pressure which eventually told after Andrew Melvillie scored from a penalty corner before the break.

Mere skipper Tom Wright almost reduced the arrears with a goal-bound lob but Kirby chested the ball at the far post while trying to make sure and it was disallowed.

Kendal controlled the second half and created further opportunities on a bitterly cold afternoon at Queen Katherine School, before Liam Derome sealed the points and the league title for Kendal who celebrated at the end of the game.

The seconds now travel to Garstang in their final game on Saturday as they look to finish the season undefeated.

Kendal Seconds’ next match sees them travel to Garstang Community Academy on Saturday, March 7, where they will take on Garstang.

The start time for that is scheduled to be 3.30pm.

Windermere Seconds’ will hope to avenge this loss in their home match-up next as they face Fylde’s fourth team on Saturday, March 7.

That is scheduled to kick-off at 2.30pm at The Lakes School.

Kendal Men’s Seconds have continued their run of form, winning four from their last five matches.

Windermere will be hoping to bounce back this weekend as they have only taken two wins from their last five.

Kendal are now champions of the division but as it stands Windermere are in third place in North West Hockey League Division Four North.

Keswick Men’s Third’s are breathing down their neck though just five points behind with a game in hand.

Windermere will be hoping they get poor results from their two remaining away games against Kirkby Lonsdale seconds and Fylde’s fourth team despite their positions being closer to the bottom of the table. A win in their next match against Fylde should see Windermere secure third for the league though, with second place now out of sight for them.