KENDAL Towns Reserves booked their place in the quarter finals of The Bolton Combination Cup after they won 2-1 at Horwich on Monday night.

The rain was persistent as the team travelled down the motorway, however once they arrive at Horwich they were greeted by Blue Sky and sun, unfortunately the pitch had a swimming pool near one corner flag and patches of puddles near by.

After tireless efforts from the Horwich coaching staff the game was finally given the go ahead with each half being reduced to 35 minutes due to bad light.

Kendal started on the front foot and were dominant as they switched their play and stretched the Horwich defence.

The Reserves created plenty of opportunities, while Joe Hodgson terrorised the Horwich left back and put some delightful crosses which Kendal couldn’t convert.

However, on 25 minutes a precise ball into the box from Gary Basterfield found Josh Jones who turned the centre back inside out before finishing the ball past the keeper.

Kendal created further opportunities through Max Hinman, Josh Jones and Joe Hodgson, with The Reserves 1-0 up at the break.

Kendal started the second half well before missing a penalty, before Joe Hodgson made it 2-0 soon after following good play from Gary Basterfield and Jay Ferguson.

Horwich pulled a goal back with five minutes left as they applied pressure while Kendal who only had 12 players dug deep before seeing out the game.

Kendal are home in the quarter finals on Tuesday Night with the game kicking off at 7.30pm.