Off Topic Trawling the non leagues

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  1. themaclad

    themaclad Well-Known Member

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    A local derby of sorts last night at Lancaster’s Giant Axe ground, although in a different county Kendal’s nearest local opponents are City. Also recent history made this game a bit special, in the summer the majority of City’s squad left the club to follow the money that was on offer at their Northerly neighbours.

    Apparently Kendal were offering figures only seen in the newly formed Chinese Premier League which was quite a risk considering their average gate was less than 150. Hence when the money ran out back came the majority of the squad to resume playing for Lancaster. A few stayed and the new management team at Kendal also brought in a few old Lancaster players to bolster the squad following the players return South and yes Kendal’smanager is an ex Lancaster player.

    Kendal nicknamed the Dull by the City faithful travelled south with their season starting to become a struggle. City took the lead after nine minutes through Mercer when his looking header lobbed gently over keeper Kitchen’s head into the unguarded net. By the time the goal had gone in City had already missed two fairly easy chances. The home side continued to miss chances on a regular basis through the first half and shpould have been out of site by half time. Hale the home keeper was a virtual spectator as the home side dominated. Only Kendal effort was a free kick by Bailey which hit the netting stopping the ball going into the nearby housing estate.

    Unsurprisingly given the one way the game had been going itb was no surprised that Kendal were level a couple of minutes into the second half when City gave a way a needless penalty, ex City player Bailey scored. Parity didnt last long City broke down the left had men over and the right pass was played and Winder restored the home sides lead. Back to allout assault on the Dull’s goal and only poor finishing and excellent keeping by Kitchen kept the score at bay. As play became more stretched in the latter stages several tackles found their marks on ankles as the game hotted up. A misdirected back pass bt City almost led to a Dull equaliser but Swarbrick(ex City) was forced wide of the goal and the chance was lost, within seconds the ball was played over the top and Taylor(ex Dull) advanced on goal and sent the keeper the wrong way to seal the result.


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