Congleton Town FC

Dominant Congleton Town overcome early scare to defeat Kendal Town

Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes

Congleton Town have made it three league wins in a row with an inspired second half performance to defeat Kendal Town 3-1 on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Tom Hampton, George Sankey and an own goal from Matthew Flynn ensured Thomas Kilifin’s first half strike would only prove to be a consolation.

The Bears will have been wondering how they were behind at half-time with numerous big chances failing to get past Hayden Roberts.

Roberts was on hand to deny Hampton and Dan Needham from close range before Hampton saw a fierce strike crash off the post.

Kendal, who didn’t create many chances, looked dangerous every time they went forward, with one moment of quality giving them a one goal advantage at the interval.

Thomas Kilifin weaved through multiple Congleton challenges before calmly slotting past the onrushing Dave Parton.

The Host’s came out flying out of the traps in the second half and were rewarded with their early pressure.

A goal-line scramble resulted in Hampton having the simple task of firing home from a couple of yards out before Congleton began to dominate the remainder of the clash.

The Bears went ahead soon after as Matthew Flynn headed into his own net before George Sankey secured all three points with a stunning solo goal starting from the edge of Congleton’s box.

Richard Duffy: “We suffocated them”

“It was good, even the first half, being 1-0 down, disappointing from our perspective but a great individual goal. We created plenty of chances in the first half and probably should’ve gone in at half-time in front.

“Second half we came out and dominated, I don’t think they got into our final third much, a lot was played in their half and suffocated them. When that happens, they give way really and let us get the goals.”