KENDAL Town celebrated their first win since the end of November as the new-look side beat Ossett Albion 5-1 on Saturday.

The Mintcakes had yielded just one point from eight matches beforehand, and had to come from a goal down at the ST&B Accountants Stadium.

Charlie Bowman levelled the scores but a red card for the visitors swung the match in Kendal's favour before they romped to victory in the second half.

"We were delighted to get the win and it was a good win as well," said manager David Foster, who has overseen a big change in personnel at the club.

"We've had a tough run of fixtures and circumstances haven't been great with regards to all the changes.

"With turning players over you're always going to need time to get them to fit in and get used to our systems."

While three first-team players – Mike Aspin, Connor Gaul and Oliver Wood – have left the club, there are seven new faces to have arrived in recent weeks.

Morecambe pair Steven Yawson and Luke Jordan have come in, as has defender Gavin Clark from Lancaster City. Goalkeeper Matthew Johnson has joined on loan from Everton and Foster said that his initial one-month period is likely to be extended. Also joining the club are Gary Basterfield, Mark Buchan and Sam Staunton Turner.

"I think we've got stronger depth now," said Foster. "We've got good competition and we've got more pace in the side.

"The lads will know now that they're not automatic picks and if they aren't performing they might not make the squad. That's healthy and it's the right situation to be in."

The next test for the reshaped Mintcakes come in the shape of two games in four days. A trip to Ramsbottom United on Saturday is followed by a home game against Atherton Collieries in two matches Foster thinks his side is capable of winning.

"They're both definitely winnable," he said. "Our games in January were against teams paying thousands of pounds a week in their budget. This month we will get more of a chance to compete.

"We're confident and we're still probably two or three weeks away from being at our best with all the changes we've made."