KENDAL Town recorded their second win in the Robson Cup after defeating Cartmel and District on Tuesday evening.

The 2-1 victory came in the second outing for the Mintcakes in the new league, named after Kendal footballing legend Bill Robson.

Their strong team, which included player manager Chris Humphrey who played the full 90 minutes, overpowered the West Lancashire League Division Two side in an exciting match up.

Kendal dominated possession in the early exchanges, with Hugo Rodriguez, and Joe Hodgson creating early opportunities.

Cartmel broke the deadlock after former Kendal Town player Aiden Pearson slid the ball into the net from close range.

Kendal fought back against being 1-0 down and were level soon after when a tame shot deflected into the net

The Cumbrian side went on to dominate the game.

Rodriguez, Hodgson, and Sheldon Mossop all pressed forward and created opportunities as they played some good football against opposition who also defended well.

Kendal went 2-1 up when a neat exchange of passing saw Hugo Rodriguez calmly slot the ball past the keeper.

They held on to control of the first half playing with lots of energy while Cartmel showed plenty of effort and endeavour.

In the second half Kendal were on the front foot creating further opportunities, while Cartmel continued to defend.

The visitors attempted to play the ball forward with a few half chances created mostly from Aiden Pearson while Kendal saw Joe Hodgson make Cartmel keeper work to defend his net.

Kendal played well and controlled the remainder of the second half as they saw the game out for the win.

Jack Rossi returned from injury in the closing stages of the match for what was his first run out for a number of months.

Kendal will return to league action on Saturday where they host Marine before travelling to play Clitheroe on the following Tuesday night.

The club has also announced further fixtures that will be taking place over the coming weeks. The Mintcakes will take on Marine on Saturday and are expected to face Clitheroe the following Tuesday.

Club Secretary Taylor Hulme said: “We’re excited for Marine on Tuesday. All the previous fixtures should be on and we are arranging our match against Clitheroe.

“The Boxing Day match will be an away game against Colne which we’re excited for. The squad are really up for it. They’re really happy about it our upcoming games.

“They just want to be able to play again.

“After the upcoming tier announcements, we’ll only have two days to put it all in place, but we’ll manage like we always have before. Jay and I are working hard to get things sorted and we’re excited for the future.”