Kendal Town 0 Trafford 2

Kendal Town are now six points adrift from safety after losing 2-0 to Trafford at The St and B Accountants Stadium.

Liam Ellis’s first half brace proved to be the difference in an uneventful game which saw the visitors ease to victory while Kendal crashed to their 22nd defeat of the season.

Kendal gave debuts to five new players after Murray O Rourke deputised in goal for Jao Mendes, while Lewis Wainwright, Drew Matthews, Jamie Hasting’s, and Inout Anghel also started.

Trafford made an imposing start and forced O Rourke into action within the first two minutes after the Morecambe shot stopper pulled off two stunning saves to deny Adam Farrell.

However the visitors opened the scoring on 4 minutes when Ellis beat the offside trap before finishing the ball from close range.

Trafford continued to dictate play only to be denied by O Rourke who denied Kamp Moncrieffe,Farrell and Ellis.

Moncrieffe missed another good opportunity after the talisman headed over from close range, while James Amado headed the ball wide.

Kendals best opportunity fell to Danny Keenan who fired the ball agonisingly wide after cutting inside the penalty area.

Kendal for all their efforts offered very little in front of goal while Trafford controlled the play without being at the best.

However Trafford made it 2-0 on 37 minutes after being awarded a penalty following a foul in the area from Anghel.

Ellis stepped up and sent O Rourke the wrong way, as the midfielder scored his second goal of the afternoon.

Trafford were comfortable during the second half, and created further opportunities through Farrell, Daniel Wilkins and Ellis.

Kendal struggled to get the ball forward and create any opportunities, other than one corner which was comfortably collected by Matthew Cooper in the Trafford goal.

Trafford though dictated play, and saw out the rest of an uneventful second half before securing a comfortable win.

Town are on the road on Tuesday night as they head to Runcorn before entertaining Leek Town on Saturday.

They are also at home to Radcliffe FC next Tuesday.

Kendal Town

Murray O Rourke, Jordan Tucker, Jamie Hastings, Aaron Helliwell, Daniel Ashton, Cory Vickers, Joseph Dickson (Alex Bateson 59), Lewis Wainwright, Daniel Keenan (Daniel Towers 79), Ionhut Anghel, Drew Matthews (Ryan Moore 46)

Substitutes: Ryan Moore, Alex Bateson, Daniel Towers, Aidan Pearson, Matt Thomson