KENDAL Towns’ First and Reserve Teams both tasted defeat on what was a frustrating night for the side.

The first team, who continued their run of friendly games, lost 4-0 at Chorley’s Under 21’s while the reserves lost 3-1 to Horwich St Mary’s Victoria Reserves in The Bolton & District Cup Competition.

Chris Humphrey made a number of changes to his team for the away game at Chorley with some trialists and loan players included, while Charlie Barnes recently released from Carlisle also played.

The hosts largely controlled the game with former Kendal loanee Sope Awe amongst the goal scorers.

Kendal, despite the defeat, put up a good account of themselves as they play Millom next before hosting Kendal County next Tuesday in a friendly which promises to be hugely competitive, with the game kicking off at 7pm.

The Mintcakes are likely to make more changes as they look to complete their friendly games before finishing for a month.

The team will return to full pre-season training from July before the season start which is scheduled for Saturday, August 14.

Kendal Towns Reserves brief run in The Bolton & District Combination Cup came to an end after they lost 3-1 to Horwich St Mary’s Victoria Reserves at Parkside Road.

The Reserves who had defeated Horwich’s first team in the previous round gave themselves a mountain to climb after going 2-0 down in the first ten minutes.

Kendal managed to gain some control, creating opportunities through both Joe Hodgson and Aidan Pearson, while Jay Ferguson impressed causing problems for the visitors.

The Mintcakes pulled a goal back when Aidan Pearson unleashed a stunning strike which dipped into the net leaving the keeper stranded.

Kendal, encouraged by the goal, applied pressure, and forced the visitors back, going into half time, before continuing that trend at the start of the second half.

However, Horwich regained control and caused Kendal problems before scoring a third goal with another stunning strike before the visitors saw the game out leaving Kendal’s Reserve team disappointed.

Kendal Chairman Jay Rossi said: “Tuesday night’s game with Chorley was just a friendly where we had a few players on loan from Fleetwood and Preston North End.

“The games at the moment are all about getting some football in and giving Chris an opportunity to try different things.

“While we always want to win, getting a greater idea on the team and trying different things such as tactics systems and formation are the main things.

“We have learned a lot so far and despite results have been encouraged by many things.

“The fitness work from the players is working well and that’s thanks to Lynsey.

“We now host Millom tonight before facing a huge game next Tuesday at Parkside Road where we play Kendal County.

“It kicks off at 7pm fans are welcome. It promises to be a good game which will hopefully attract a decent crowd. Kendal County are a good team and it will be a good test for the team as we battle it out in a local derby.”