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Kendal Town remained in relegation trouble after losing 3-0 at Leek Town.

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Report Courtesy Richard Edmundson

Pictures courtesy of Chris Wrigley




Kendal Town remained in relegation trouble after losing 3-0 at Leek Town.

Kendal who are level on points with second from bottom Glossop North End proved to be stubborn opponents for an inform Leek team who are one of the favourites for promotion.

However defensive mistakes coupled with the team's problems in front of goal saw Kendal crash to their 11th league defeat of the season.

Leek created the first opportunity after seven minutes when Jordan Johnson’s free-kick deflected wide of the post. However, Leek were 1-0 up on 24 minutes when Rob Stevenson's cross was headed into the net by Tim Grice.

The hosts created further opportunities through Stevenson and Charlie Walford before Grice missed a penalty after firing his effort wide.

Kendal played with more intent at the start of the second half while Scott Harries, Kyle Sambor and Matt Clarke caused problems for the Leek defence. However, while Kendal were on the attack they reduced to speculative long-range efforts as the Mintcakes struggled to create an opportunity in front of goal.

Both Teams from that point cancelled each other out, with Stevenson firing his shot wide for the home team.

Leek sealed the win with nine minutes left on the clock after Billy Sass Davies headed the ball into the net from an inswinging corner.

Kendal pushed for a way back into the game before Aaron Bott scored the third goal in injury time. Bott who played for Newcastle Town earlier on in the season headed the ball in from close range after Stu Dixon did well to parry away Stevenson’s shot.

After the game Kendal Town Manager David Foster gave his thoughts on the game:

“We gave a good account of ourselves, 3-0 was a little bit flattering but at the end of the day it is about sticking the ball in the net. We were a bit off during the first half our shape wasn’t quite right and perhaps were a little bit too respectful of the opposition.

However up until their second goal there was nothing in the game, it was a bit of a stalemate during the second half.

The players are hurting however no one is throwing any towels in, they were competitive and kept going and this group of players will always give their all for the club.

The Team have played some very difficult fixtures this season. However we have a run of fixtures which are a little bit kinder to us where the players feel that they can dominate and pick up some points.

Our next two games are important we don’t see any reason why we can’t get 3 points from these games. Football is a funny thing where when you win everything is brilliant however when you lose it always feels like it can be the end of the world so we try and keep somewhere in the middle and don’t get too carried away and we will be okay”

Kendal entertain Widnes on Saturday.



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