1st Team

Match Report: (A) Kendal W 20-15

Hull coach Gary Pearce was delighted to see his side work tirelessly to gain an away win with the last play of a hard fought game. He said ”It gives us an invaluable away win against a Kendal side who have not been beaten on their own ground for over a year”.
Both sides started by trying to play open rugby in very wet conditions but found continuity difficult to maintain. In the early exchanges Kendal’s Weightman and Hull’s off half Tomasi Tanumi missed attempts at penalty goals underlining the difficult underfoot conditions.It was Kendal who demonstrated the better early control and after twenty minutes after a good rolling maul taking play deep into Hull’s twenty two meter area the ball was moved wide for Kendal’s speedy winger Dini Noyo to go in for the first try of the game which was unconverted.
Hull responded well and piled on the pressure resulting in a yellow card for Kendal’s hooker Green.Tomas Tanumi made no mistake with the penalty resulting penalty goal to put Hull on the score board after thirty one minutes.Better was to come when the same player broke upfieldeight minutes later giving Hull’s winger James Watt the room to round off the move with a good try in the corner, too far out for the conversion, leaving Hull with a narrow halftime lead of 8-5.
the start of the second half saw Hull surge to the home sides line but after losing possession Hull were rocked by great handling from the home side that saw their winger Zane Butler start the move near his own twenty two meter area and round it off by scoring in the right hand corner to restore Kendal’s lead. 
Hull were finding ball retention difficult and Kendal eagerly pounced on any Hull error and after Hull lost control of a scrum ball Kendal moved the ball wide for their winger Butler to go in for his second unconverted try after sixty six minutes to give the home side a seven point lead with the clock against Hull.
The visitors regrouped and after a good lineout in the Kendal twenty two meter area the resulting maul saw Hull surge over the line with Hull’s hard working back row man Danny Hague claiming a vital try which Tomasi Tanumi converted to level the scores.
Kendal then bombarded the Hull line for the next eight minutes and were denied only by the brave intervention of Hull’s winger George Fossey right on the try line and then when Kendal’s winger kicked the ball dead having outpaced the Hull defence Kendal seemed to loose concentration.
Hull needed no encouragement as their spirit had never faltered and having established field position deep in Kendal’s half they battered the home sides line and eventually the home sides defence could not hold out allowing Hull’s prop Thornton to crash over wide out for a dramatic winning try .

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