Overdue win for Blues

BLUES boss Peter Rinkcavage was delighted as his side stretched their unbeaten run to five matches and gave the supporters a long due home win with a 2-1 triumph over Kendal.

Frickley had not won at Westfield Lane on a Saturday since August 13 and Rinkcavage was delighted to send Blues fans home happy.

He said: “We were aware that it had been a while since we had won at home on a Saturday so we wanted to win it for the fans who watch us week in week out.

“I thought the second half was the best we have played at home this season and it was great to go on and get the right result.

“We have still picked up more points on the road and won both our FA Cup matches away so it was vital we picked up our home form.”

The Blues came from behind to seal the win with Peter Knox’s wonder strike proving the difference between the two sides.

Kendal skipper Tom Gray opened the scoring after nine minutes when he headed home a corner.

The Blues were handed a way back into the game just two minutes later when Ollie Ryan was brought down in the area.

James Ashmore sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Knox’s strike did not come until seven minutes after the break and he raced onto a through ball and produced an exquisite lob from outside the box which left advancing keeper Craig Dootson stranded.

Kendal were stung into action but Stephen Dickinson produced a superb save from Ashley Dunn and denied Mark Jackson from point blank range.

Frickley were on top in the later stages and secured a victory which lifted them to 12th in the table.

The Blues have the chance to climb higher this week as they face two fellow mid-table sides.

Marine are their hosts on Saturday before Frickley return home to host North Ferriby United on Tuesday.