KENDAL Town continued to struggle after they suffered two consecutive 2-1 away defeats at both Mossley and Warrington Rylands.

The Mintcakes played well in both games but were unable to capitalise on their performances as they crashed to defeat.

Kendal, who were kept afloat by their 4-3 win against Prescot Cables, travelled to play Mossley and started well for the opening 12 minutes as they played with confidence and caused problems for the home defence.

However, Mossleys midfield began to take control as they began to create chances with Devon Matthews heading the ball over the bar from Fawns corner while Kane Deans header was saved by Oliver Lombard in the Kendal goal.

Lombard was again called into action to deny Keogh's rasping half-volley and yet again to deny Mason Fawns who, on a run from midfield, beat several defenders before unleashing a great shot that Lombard did well to turn away.

Mossley opened the scoring three minutes into the second half after Phillips’s ball across the keeper fell to Kain Dean who tapped the ball into an empty net.

KENDAL: Eric Yahaya (Photographs courtesy of Martyn Nolan and match report by Richard Edmondson)

KENDAL: Eric Yahaya (Photographs courtesy of Martyn Nolan and match report by Richard Edmondson)

The hosts continued to dominate however despite being in control, Kendal equalised from the penalty spot after the referee pointed to the spot following a foul in the area.

Eric Yahaya stepped up to fire the ball home from the 12-yard mark.

Kendal's joy was short lived as Mossley went straight back on the attack and were in front again inside two minutes.

Harry Pratt controlled a loose ball and rifled a left foot volley into the roof of the Kendal net from fifteen yards.

Pratt went close again a minute later when another left foot volley flew inches wide as the Lilywhites went in search of a match sealing third.

Plenty of attacking intent followed but the 'killer' goal remained elusive, though Butterworth had the ball in the Kendal net but was adjudged narrowly off-side.

On Tuesday night faced another difficult away game as they travelled to play Warrington Rylands, and Kendal defended well in the first half frustrating the hosts with a solid defensive display.

However, after a goalless first half Warrington opened the scoring after Steven Milne scored before Luke Wall scored the home team’s second goal of the night.

Kendal’s woes continued to worsen soon after when Greg McCaragher was sent off with The Mintcakes reduced to ten men.

Kendal battled on before Chris Wraighte scored deep into stoppage time before the hosts held out to secure the win.