KENDAL Town returned to action and faced two tough teams as the season began.

The Mintcakes have made a mixed start to their season after they drew 0-0 with Glossop North End on Saturday.

And despite a closely-fought match they ended up losing a 3-2 game at Bootle on Tuesday night.

As the season began this was also a chance to get some new faces on the pitch.

The Mintcakes gave debuts to eight new players in Saturday’s game with Glossop where Mumbwe Chilufa, Matthew Marsh, Louis Jeanne, Manuel Diop Parra, Adam Walton, and Eric Yakaya all started, while Yves Zama and Faisal Al Raisi were on the bench.

However, on Tuesday night the squad had fewer team players on the bench.

Kendal only had two substitutes on the side due to a few injuries.

This is also while the club is waiting for international clearance on a number of other players.

On Saturday, Kendal created most of the chances in the season opener against a very strong Glossop North End Team.

The North side found themselves having to work for every chance at the Kendal goal thanks to the strong Cumbrian defence.

Debutant Eric Yakaya almost scored in the opening ten minutes while Matt Marsh saw his effort on goal cleared by the visiting defence.

Kendal continued to press with Yakaya seeing his chance cleared however the best chance fell to Hugo Rodriguez whose goal bound header was palmed away by Glossop North End keeper Harry Allen.

However, Glossop missed a glorious opportunity of their own after Khuiz Metz missed a penalty after he fired a tame shot into Kendal Town shot stopper Morgan Bacon.

Kendal continued to press during the second half after reg McCaragher headed wide from close range, while Louis Jeanne saw his effort on goal rebound off the underside of the cross bar.

Both Teams eventually cancelled each other out where Glossop’s Rory Fallon saw his free kick deflect over as the game ended goalless.

On Tuesday night Kendal came unstuck after they lost 3-2 at Bootle in a dramatic contest against a team who were new to the Northern Premier league.

Bootle started well and opened the scoring.

The goal came courtesy of William Bell who fired the ball past Morgan Bacon.

However, soon after the first goal of the game Kendal responded on 16-minute mark after Greg McCaragher scored for them.

The hosts went onto regain the lead eleven minutes before half time following a good finish by Elliot Hughes.

Both teams created opportunities before Jack McGowan made it 3-1 for the hosts.

However, Yakaya pulled one back with five minutes to get setting up a close finish before Bootle held out to secure the win.

The match was hard0fought and showed off the talents of both sides before the whistle.

Kendal travel to play Glossop North End on Saturday in The FA Cup before hosting Ramsbottom United in the league next Tuesday night.