Kendal Town boss Chris Humphrey was pleased with his side’s reaction after Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw away at Ramsbottom United.

Tom Fagan’s injury time equaliser rescued a point for Humphrey’s men, who went down to the home side twice during the match.

Humphrey said he believed his side had earned the point.

He said: “I told the lads that they deserved it last night.

“The reaction was very good after going down.

“It is great for us the fact that we can come back from going down twice and draw the game.

“The game was massive for us yesterday.

"We showed that we can score more than one goal after conceding.

“It is probably one of the hardest places to go to.”

However, despite The Mintcakes’ strong reaction to conceding to two Ramsbottom United goals, Humphrey highlighted that his team can improve for their next game.

Noting that Ramsbottom United are one of the league’s top sides, Humphrey wants his team to continue to show the desire and attitude they showed on Tuesday.

He said: “We need to try and not concede a goal when we start.

“We need to make sure that we start from the off.

“Apart from that, there is not much more from the game that I think the lads can improve on.

“I told the lads that their desire and attitude was great.

“When you are playing against one of the best teams in the league, they are always going to score.

“It is all about how we react to that and we did.”

The Mintcakes’ draw came after the side’s 1-0 win in the FA Trophy second qualifying round against Brighouse Town at Parkside Road.

An Emil Jaaskelainen winner 35 minutes in meant that Kendal progressed to the next round.

Following the third qualifying round draw, Northern Premier League side Buxton were drawn an away tie to Humphrey’s men, which will take place on Hallowe-en.

Buxton, who are in the division above Kendal, will prove to be a big obstacle, according to Humphrey.

He said: “It is going to be a massive test for us.

“They are in the league above us doing really well.

“It will be a really good test for us and we can judge where we are at.

“We are going into that game as an underdog, which is brilliant.

“I love being the underdog.”

However, Humphrey’s currently focusing on this Saturday’s league match against Runcorn Linnets.

Sitting in seventh place, one above Kendal, Runcorn Linnets beat Tadcaster Albion 4-2 in their last match on Tuesday.

Despite this Humphrey has confidence in his side to get a result.

He said: “We take each game as it comes.

“Runcorn Linnets are a decent side.

"It is going to be a tough game.

“But if we play with the same desire and attitude, it will give us a good chance to get a result.”