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Colne do the double at Kendal

Colne managed to complete the double (Despite the season being just over 2 months in) over top of the League Kendal on a wet night in Cumbria.

The Reds dominated the first half and took a deserved lead on 13 minutes when Hebda turned his man brilliantly and shot low down to the keepers right following a great interception on the half way line by Lloyd, who drove at the Kendal defence and released Hebda, who netted his first goal for the reds.

Just 7 minutes later, the reds were 2-0 up after Lavelle won the ball deep in the reds half and played a direct ball to Hebda, who's flick on found Edwards at the edge of the mintcakes box and once again slotted beyond the Kendal keeper to send the (small in numbers) travelling fans wild.

Colne continued to dominate the opening 45 minutes, with Kendal on the ropes, however despite the reds best efforts, the score line at the break remained 2-0.

The second half saw Kendal make a quadruple substitution to change the game, and that it did. They aren't up there for no reason, Kendal bombarded the reds box with everything but the kitchen sink.

On 52 minutes, an attempted over-head kick by the leagues leading scorer failed to connect with the ball and sent Matty Kardacz into next week with concussion. The Kendal hot-shot saw red, albeit there was no malice in the attempt, the over-head kick was wild and almost decapitated Kardacz. During the aftermath of the challenge, Burrows was sin binned for telling the referee how to do his job.

Colne down to 10, Kendal down to 10, but Colne were severely hindered with two defenders off the pitch and none on the Bench, and Kendal's pressure eventually told when on 69 minutes a Robert Wilson free kick was turned in by Centre half Martin Grundy from 10 yards out.

Minutes later Kendal got what they were looking for when Colne could only half clear a Kendal cross and Croskell-Robinson turned brilliantly on the edge of the box to slot home beyond a wrong footed Allen.

It looked like the reds had lost it, but immediately following the restart, BHC played the ball to Hebda, who's first touch was brilliant and he released Thewlis on the apex of the 18 yard box, Thewlis took a touch and smashed the ball home, beating the keeper at the near post.

Kendal continued to press the reds, and when 11 minutes added time went on the board, the Colne bench might have feared the worst, but just two minutes into those 11, Igharo won the ball on the half way line and outmuscled and out ran his Kendal counterpart and delivered an inch perfect ball to Charlie Wood who smashed home to make sure the 3 points came back home!


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