Kendal.......3 Brooklands MU.....8

NOT Kendal’s heaviest defeat this season, but probably their worst team performance and the result leaves them with only seven points from nine games.

They welcome Formby to the Cinder Ovens on Saturday, when they will hope to finish the first half of the season on a higher note.

Brooklands scored within the first five minutes, from their first penalty corner. The initial shot was well blocked by Josh Chacko, but the rebound from his pads was pounced on and lifted in to the net before the Kendal defence reacted.

The ball rarely travelled in to Brooklands territory during the first half as time and again Kendal gave away possession in midfield.

Only some sterling work by the home defence kept the scoreline down to 3-0 at half time. The visitors, on the other hand, played a swift and accurate passing game and created numerous scoring opportunities. The second half went a little better for Kendal and there was no lack of effort as they tried hard to compete. But Brooklands were well in control and had extended their lead before Ewan Galloway netted the first goal for Kendal.

Hopes of a revival were quickly dashed as Brooklands struck back within minutes to restore their advantage, again from a well-worked penalty corner. But how the goals came did not really matter, they just kept coming. Nothing Kendal tried to do to change the pattern of the game made any difference.

There were a couple more goals for the Greens, perhaps as the ‘Brookies’ defence became a touch complacent and Steve Barclay made his impression, but at the other end the battering continued.