STEVE Edmondson believes Kendal Town's superb comeback from a goal down to win Saturday's crunch clash at Ossett United shows just how far his side have come.

The Mintcakes chief was understandably delighted at his side's victory which hoists them above the Yorkshire side in the Betfair League table and puts them in great heart for this Saturday's home game against Brighouse Town.

But it was the manner of the victory which pleased him most as Town not only produced a display of quality football, but also had the resilience to come back form a goal down in the later stages to storm to a priceless victory.

"The performance was the best I've seen from us for a long time, but it's been coming," said Edmondson.

"We played most of the football and we dominated the game apart from one spell which we dealt with.

"In the past, we would have lost that game as our heads would have gone down after going behind, but we kept going as we had the belief and we got the win we deserved."

Edmondson was pleased with the performance of Chris Wraighte, the former Morecambe youth player who made his Town debut after joining the club from Penrith last week.

And he was full of praise for fellow debutant Alex Parr, a product of the new reserve set up who looked very much at home at a higher level.

"The idea of setting up the the reserves was so we could have a look at players and we saw Alex doing well, and I was very pleased with the way he played for the first team," said the Town boss.

He added that he was also impressed with the way recent capture Kieran Maguire had settled in, with the player's experience and presence in the Town engine room no small factor in the continued improvement of the side.

However it was Emil Jaaskelainen's wonder goal, which clinched the 3-2 victory in the dying seconds, which really caught the eye, the Blackpool loan man producing a strike worthy of winning any game.

"It was one of the best goals I have ever seen at this level," said Edmondson.

"Emil's a great player who can mix it when he needs to and it's great to have him in the squad."

But though that victory at Ossett propelled his side away from the relegation zone, the Town chief knows there are still major challenges ahead as he looks to re-establish the Mintcakes as a force in non-league football, starting with Saturday's visit of Brighouse.

Edmondson knows this will be another tough task, but said he hoped the Kendal football public would back his side's efforts on Saturday and in the weeks ahead.

"As I've said before, there's a stability back at the club now and if we can get just a few more through the turnstiles and backing the team it would make such a difference," he said.