Deventer delighted with Waterloo’s progress

WATERLOO coach Jan Van Deventer was delighted with his side’s win as they continued to move up the table.

He said: "I am not just pleased with the win, which was very important for us, but the whole performance.

“Following last week's loss to Burnage we were obviously very disappointed but we had a very open and honest discussion before training. We knew we had to step it up and the boys have responded in the best way possible.

“Yet although we can now relax a bit over Christmas we are not complacent as we know there is still a long way to go and we will need many more performances like this if we are to finish in the top half of the table which is now our target.”

The Cumbrians took the early lead with a penalty from Chris Park but Waterloo hit back with a try from Alix Croft, the captain driven over from a rolling maul.

Using the blindside to good effect from a ruck close to the Kendal line, Tom Holloway went in for the second with Dan King adding the third finishing off some scintillating 15 man rugby before Andrew Trotter rounded off the first half with a penalty for 18-3 at half time.

Park slotted a second penalty for the visitors but with Kendal reduced to 14 men due a red card, Waterloo turned on the pressure and as the a forward drive sucked in fringe defenders Anthony Harvey found space to go over for the bonus point.

Although Alistair Thompson pulled a try back converted by Dan Rayson, Waterloo were not to be denied as James O'Brien ran a kick out of defence breaking through the Kendal defence from 35 metres out for a superb solo try to seal the win.

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