Kendal Town suffered defeat in their opening Northern Premier League North West game of the season - going down 2-0 away to Prescot Cables.

The Mintcakes battled throughout in what was Chris Humphrey's first league game in charge, but were unable to take anything from the game.

A maximum crowd of 400 were allowed into the IP Truck Parts Stadium, and it took just six minutes for the home side to take the lead.

Cables' MJ Monaghan received the ball from James Edgar’s quickly taken free kick, and the hosts number ten quickly shifted the ball out of his feet and curled a right-footed shot past the keeper and into the top corner.

It was the home side who continued to dominate the first half against the new young Kendal side.

They could have been further ahead soon after, but the woodwork prevented Dale Korie-Butler from making it 2-0.

Then Cables were gifted the chance to double the lead before the break when Monaghan was fouled by the Kendal keeper in the box, but he redeemed himself by saving the resulting spot kick.

The Mintcakes were restricted to just one shot in the first period, with the visitors leading by the odd goal at the break.

The second half was a far more turgid affair and although they offered little attacking threat, Kendal made themselves far more compact and difficult to break down.

However, the points were eventually secured by the Pesky Bulls deep into added time at the end of the game in a move that was started and finished by substitute Aaron Fleming.

After exchanging passes with Monaghan, Fleming found fellow substitute Alex McMilan who duly slid the ball to Hamilton.

Hamilton seemed to have all the time in the world to lift the ball over to the unmarked Fleming who was able to side foot a volley into an empty net.

It has been a tough start for Humphrey's young charges following their FA Cup defeat last week.

It is going to be a busy few weeks for the Mintcakes now as they look to get their first points of the season on the board, starting with three home games on the bounce.

On Saturday they host Workington Town at home, before another home clash with City of Liverpool FC on Tuesday evening.

Mossley will then travel to Kendal on October 3, with Humphrey's side then travelling to Trafford on Tuesday October 6.

Pictures of the game at Prescot Cables were supplied by Jess Hornby.