IT’S a rapid renewal of old acquaintances on Saturday when Kendal Town host Tadcaster Albion.

And the Mintcakes will be hoping for a repeat of last Saturday's return BetVictor League fixture when they pulled off a stunning 2-1 triumph on the promotion chasing Yorkshiremen's own turf.

First half goals by Tom Stead and Patrick Allington proved to be enough in an impressive performance by Kendal who moved four points clear of relegation with their second consecutive victory, both of them away from home.

The confidence Steve Edmondson’s side gained from the previous week’s triumph at Trafford, which came by the same 2-1 scoreline, was there for all to see as they fully deserved the three points against a side with serious designs on playing at a higher level next term.

Once the hosts had missed a glorious opportunity to go ahead after just seven minutes when Ioan Evans saw his effort go just wide after a Kevin Dos Santos corner, the Mintcakes took control.

And it did not take them long to surge into pole position with a two goal blast within four minutes.

They went ahead on 18 minutes when Stead, who had notched the winner at Trafford, followed that up with another header, this time steering the ball sweetly home after a free kick by Christian Sloan was floated into the area.

And on 22 minutes, the travelling support were celebrating again as Patrick Allington reacted first when a low cross flashed across the area and forced the ball home from close range.

Unsurprisingly, Kendal were now gaining even more confidence and they created a host of further opportunities, most notably from Emil Jaaskelainen and Joseph Dickson, which they just failed to convert.

However, it was not all one way traffic by any means and Town keeper Morgan Bacon made some good saves to deny both Adam Porritt and Donald Chimalilo as the visitors defended well.

And Tadcaster had an even better opportunity to get back into the game on the stroke of half time when they were awarded a penalty when Chimalilo was brought down.

The Tadcaster man took the spot kick himself but fired wide of the post and Kendal went in at half time still two goals to the good.

The hosts began to press in the second half as they tried to find a way back into the game and Bacon made a stunning one handed save to deny Jack Walter, before Jake Day fired over.

However, despite these scares, Kendal generally looked assured at the back.

And indeed they could have extended their advantage when Jaaskelainen went clear, but his attempt to celebrate making his loan from Blackpool permanent with a goal was denied by Aaron Burn in the Tadcaster goal.

The home side continued to toil but finally grabbed a goal back deep into stoppage time thanks to a good finish from Day.

But it proved to be a mere consolation as seconds later the final whistle sounded and Town had held to secure a memorable victory.

Town were due to be back in action with a another tough game on Tuesday evening at another promotion chasing outfit in the shape of Marske United.

However, with the squad about to set off on the long trip over the Pennines, news reached them that the game had been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The fixture is set to be rearranged within the next few weeks though the date has yet to be confirmed.