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Kendal Town
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A Curran (4', 21'), B Lynch (55'), M Morgan (88')
Tue 9 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 103

Four for the Reds at Kendal


Colne got back on the winning trail with an emphatic 4-1 beating of Kendal Town on Tuesday night

The Reds took the much needed three points thanks to goals by Alex Curran, Brad Lynch and Matty Morgan in an end to end game.

Colne got off to a bright start and took the lead after only four minutes. Kyle Sambor’s run opened up the home defence on the left wing and an exchange of passes gave Curran the opening to fire home a low shot past Kendal keeper Tom Scott.

Kendal looked for a quick reply and Stuart McDonald headed just over the Colne bar from a corner kick. But the Reds might have doubled their lead after 14 minutes when Lynch released Sambor with a through ball but he shot just wide in a one-on-one with the keeper. Three minutes later, Kendal came close when Scott Harries saw his angled shot parried by Hakan Burton in the Colne goal before firing the rebound wide of the far post.

Colne created some great passing moves with Richard Taylor prompting attacks with some accurate long balls and after 21 minutes, Lynch cut into the home penalty area beating defenders before supplying a low cross for Curran to knock home at the near post to double the Reds lead.

On the half hour, Danny Penswick found space in the Colne penalty area and set up a great chance for Matthew Clarke but he shot over the bar in a let-off for the Reds. Some fierce tackling by both sides brought a rash of yellow cards as the game threatened to boil over before half time.

But the game settled down again in the second half and Steven Yawson wasted a great chance by shooting over the Colne crossbar after 49 minutes. Six minutes later, Kendal were made to regret the miss when the Reds added a third goal. Waqas Azam’s free kick into the goalmouth was punched up into the air by Scott and Jonathan Hodgkinson’s follow-up header fell to Lynch to fire home from a tight angle.

Morgan’s run and cross created a chance for Lynch and his shot was kept out by a great save by Scott. And Scott was again in action saving Alex Pope’s shot after another well worked attacking move had opened up the home defence.

But Kendal created chances of their own with some long high crosses into the Colne penalty area and pulled a goal back after 64 minutes when Gavin Clark headed home at the far post to reduce the arrears to 1-3. Further attacks by the home side tested the Reds defence with Alex Coleman and Hodgkinson fighting a rearguard action to deny Kendal any further goals.

Colne came close to a fourth goal after 81 minutes when Lynch’s free kick took a deflection off a defender’s head and was turned over the bar with a spectacular save by Scott. But the Reds finished the game in style after 88 minutes when Coleman’s clearance was helped on by Lynch for Morgan to take through the middle and fire into the roof of the net past the helpless keeper.

Key moments

Goal Alex Curran scores for Colne
Goal Alex Curran scores for Colne
Goal Brad Lynch scores for Colne
Goal Matty Morgan scores for Colne


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88:00 Goal 0 - 4
Matty Morgan scores for Colne
83:00 Yellow Card
Jonathan Hodgkinson is yellow carded for Colne
80:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Knox is yellow carded for Colne
55:00 Goal 0 - 3
Brad Lynch scores for Colne
50:00 Sub On
Marcus Poscha is substituted on for Colne
50:00 Sub Off
Alex Curran is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
45:00 Yellow Card
Alex Pope is yellow carded for Colne
40:00 Sub Off
Simon Nangle is substituted off for Colne
40:00 Sub On
Alex Pope is substituted on for Colne
35:00 Yellow Card
Brad Lynch is yellow carded for Colne
32:00 Sub On
Matty Morgan is substituted on for Colne
32:00 Sub Off
Ben Barber is substituted off for Colne
21:00 Goal 0 - 2
Alex Curran scores for Colne
4:00 Goal 0 - 1
Alex Curran scores for Colne
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kendal Town
  • Colne
  • 0
  • Alex Curran Goal 4:00'
  • Alex Curran Goal 21:00'
  • Matty Morgan Sub On 32:00'
  • Ben Barber Sub Off 32:00'
  • Brad Lynch Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Alex Pope Sub On 40:00'
  • Simon Nangle Sub Off 40:00'
  • Alex Pope Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Marcus Poscha Sub On 50:00'
  • Alex Curran Sub Off 50:00'
  • Brad Lynch Goal 55:00'
  • Bradley Knox Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Jonathan Hodgkinson Yellow Card 83:00'
  • Matty Morgan Goal 88:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Taylor, Richard Taylor, Richard
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Hodgkinson, Jonathan Hodgkinson, Jonathan
Azam, Waqas Azam, Waqas
Barber, Ben Barber, Ben
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon
Knox, Bradley Knox, Bradley
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Sambor, Kyle Sambor, Kyle

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 38 82
2. Radcliffe FC 38 75
3. Leek Town 38 74
4. Colne 38 73
5. Ramsbottom United 38 72
6. Runcorn Linnets 38 72
7. Prescot Cables 38 69

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