Kendal Town’s assistant manager John Foley has slammed The Mintcakes’ players following their defeat against Tadcaster Albion.

Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Parkside Road disappointed Foley, who believes the scoreline could have been worse.

He said: “I am really angry and disappointed.

“It’s not good enough. There were too many mistakes and thank goodness the game finished when it did because if we played another five minutes they would have probably scored a few more.

“The work rate and effort was there however the shape got away from us, and in the first half they scored a good goal.

“We have gone away from what has helped us get those wins. We were winning 1-0 and now the team don’t look like keeping a clean sheet.”

Kendal finished the first half 1-0 down due to Ify Ofoegbu’s goal.

This then prompted Foley to deliver a half-time dressing-down.

He said: “At half time I had to give some players a rollicking as they weren’t doing their jobs in the first half.

"However in the second half we had to go more on the front foot and try and get at Tadcaster however they caught us on the counter attack.”

One of the few positive moments for Kendal was keeper Morgan Bacon saving a Tadcaster penalty, who Foley later singled out for being a “leader”.

However, Foley also highlighted that the team are missing team manager Chris Humphrey, who is still self-isolating.

He said: "We are missing Chris. It has been a blow not having him around because he is a great person and he leads on the pitch as well.

“The players look to him for inspiration but also to back up ideas, but we need to kick on, people are now looking at us and thinking our start was a fluke and we definitely don’t want to get into that situation.”