KENDAL Town picked up their first win since August – cruising to an emphatic 4-1 win over fellow strugglers Glossop North End at the Arthur Goldthorpe Stadium in the High Peak town.

Kendal gave debuts to five new players, with Kyle Sambor, Max Brown, Kieron Olson, Kian Yari and Bobby Thomas all in the starting line up.

And first half goals by Sambor, Scott Harries and Steven Yawson saw them 3-0 up at half time.

When Thomas added a further score five minutes into the second half the game was effectively over.

North End scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot with ten minutes to go but it was Town who celebrated at full time.

Sambor – signed from Colne last week – started up front while Brown and Olson were also included after joining on one month loan deals from Carlisle United.

Town completed their much-changed line up with Bobby Thomas and Kian Yari, both on work experience loans from Premier Division Burnley’s under-18 academy team.

The Mintcakes started the game with intent and were 1-0 up after 16 minutes when Sambor scored from close range, latching onto Billy Akrigg’s deep free kick.

Kendal pressed high up the field and dominated possession, with Yawson firing over after good work by Scott Harries.

And Kendal went 2-0 up when Harries fired the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net following a defence-splitting pass by Sambor.

Town completed a dominant first half when Yawson’s 25-yard effort nestled in the bottom corner to make it 3-0 at half time.

With such a commanding lead, Town pressed on in the second half and debutant Bobby Thomas headed home from Akrigg’s wide free kick to put Kendal 4-0 up.

From that point Kendal played with confidence witj the victory was secure and Harries, Matt Clarke, Yawson and Brad Carroll all had further opportunities.

Glossop scored a late consolation, with Jack Tuohy on target from the spot, but in truth there were few alarms as Kendal saw out the closing stages – and moved three points clear of the relegation zone.

After the game, manager David Foster said: “I am absolutely delighted with the win. It has been a long time coming but I made a few changes to the starting line up and Kyle Sambor did well and scored a good goal, Bobby Thomas was strong, aggressive and always threat and Max Brown worked hard on the right.

“Our front four was dangerous on the counter and caused lots of problem to a big and mobile Glossop team.”

He added: “ I look at the next five games and I don’t see why we can’t get between 12 and 15 points. If we can win this week against Chasetown we will have nothing to fear when we travel to play a very strong Leek Town team.

“It is all about confidence. We have been plugging away and have had to take our medicine but now we are starting to eradicate some of those mistakes and things are looking up. However, we need to go on a run starting from when we entertain Chasetown on Saturday.”

Glossop North End 1 Kendal Town 4