THIS time last season Waterloo would have been more than satisfied with five points from the opening two games but make no mistake this time round there is utter disappointment that they have lost a game at Kendal 18-16 that they should well have won and missed chances through poor handling the problem.
Kendal took an early lead with a penalty from Chris Park but Waterloo in probably their best spell in the game came back with a try from Ryan McKay, the second row benefiting from great driving play by the pack.
Liam Reeve added the conversion with a penalty affording the visitors a 3-10 lead.
Unfortunately just before the break Kendal struck back with a try from Reece Tomlinson converted by Park to level at 10-10.
A penalty from Reeve edged Waterloo ahead but as chances went begging Kendal sneaked in with a try from Ben Alderson to take the lead.
A third penalty from Reeve restored the advantage but a second penalty from Park with just three minutes remaining sealed the win in the Cumbrians’ favour.
This Saturday Waterloo welcome Birkenhead Park to Blundellsands in the first local derby of the season (kick-off 3pm).