KENDAL bagged their first win of the season after beating City of Liverpool on Tuesday night.

The win came courtesy of the skill from Jamie Hodgson’s long-range striking which resulted in a 1-0 win over their opponents.

Hodgson, who was making his debut for the club, unleashed an unstoppable strike.

The goal came with just 10 minutes remaining in the otherwise competitive match.

Kendal were noted for their superb defending throughout.

Their previous two games have put them up by four points.

Kendal had previously drawn 0-0 against league favourites Workington Reds on Saturday.

The squad went in with high morale, however for the first 15 minutes City of Liverpool started the game well.

Liverpool nearly went 1-0 up after Elliot Nevitt fired wide before the experienced Tony Gray saw his powerful effort on goal rebound off the crossbar.

The visitors continued to dominate possession however Kendal were able to hold them off.

They defended well especially from set pieces and long balls into the area.

Charlie Birch and Liam Lightfoot worked tirelessly, with Seydou Bamba also having a solid game at the back.

Kendal was struggling to create opportunities for themselves in the first half but managed to get themselves into good positions after much hard work.

Unfortunately, they were unable to threaten the keeper as the city of Liverpool’s defence cleared away the danger.

The teams were all square at the break.

In the second half, Kendal it was who made a better start.

They began by creating opportunities with Seydou Bamba heading over.

This was followed by Emil Jaaskelainen firing the ball wide after the visitors struggled to clear away the danger from the penalty area.

City of Liverpool should have scored soon after when Jack Hazlehurst saw his effort on goal rebound off the post, before Elliott Nevitt cut inside the penalty area but was beaten to the ball by the Kendal defence who tracked back and cleared the area.

With nine minutes remaining Kendal opened the scoring in dramatic style when Jamie Hodgson got onto the end of a well worked move before unleashing an unstoppable strike from distance which left the visiting keeper stranded.

City of Liverpool were desperate for the equaliser, but Kendal held on and celebrated a brave and superb victory which lifts them up to ninth in the table.