KENDAL 10 ROSSENDALE 32
By Paul Kilshaw
Two wins 'on the bounce' and up to seventh in the North Premier table is just what Rossendale needed to fully restore confidence after a series of defeats.
Playing some good attacking rugby Rossendale took a grip on this game right from the kick off and from a line out five metres out Tom Allen was driven over for the opening try, Lewis Allen on hand with the conversion.
From a quick tap penalty the ball was moved wide creating an opportunity for Lewis Pattinson to cross wide out for the second. Although Lewis Allen missed a difficult conversion a later penalty afforded the visitors a 0-15 lead.
Forward pressure sucked in enough defenders to get Tom Allen over for the third , the hooker popping up on the wing to take the scoring pass.
With the East Lancashire side now well in control a loose pass plucked out of the air by James Bramhall who broke a number of would be tackles brought up the fourth and the bonus point.
Kendal came into the game briefly with a try but the pressure from Rossendale was unrelenting and from a forward drive ten metres from the Kendal line created an attacking platform in the home '22' from where Harrison Moulding picked up to nip under the posts for a fifth, Lewis Allen adding the extras.
With the game now wrapped up Kendal claimed a consolation try in the closing minutes.
Rossendale now have week's respite before entertaining Kirkby Lonsdale at Marl Pits on Saturday 23th March.