A positive performance unfortunately ended in defeat for Kendal Town who lost 2-1 to Mossley at The Mortgages by Mcateer Stadium.

Kendal, who have experienced defeat in their last nine games, had a penalty appeal turned down in the second half, after one of the Kendal players was brought down in the area.

However, the match referee waved away the decision as Kendal were left frustrated as they move closer toward relegation.

Kendal desperate to stop the bad run of results gave debuts to Cameron Gauley, Harli Dewhurst and the experienced Ezphia Rennock.

Mossley who are out of contention for the play offs made the better start and created early opportunities from both Jack Bannister and Mason Fawns.

However, Ezphia Rennocks snap shot forced a smart save from Brad Kelly in the Mossley goal as the game started at a fast pace.

Mossley opened the scoring on the 10th minute when Harry Pratts pass across the penalty area fell to the on-rushing Mason Fawns who rolled the ball past James Mc Clenaghan.

The visitors dominated and could have scored more goals after Devon Matthews headed over before Harry Pratt dispossessed the Kendal keeper only to see his delivery to Jack Bannister scrambled clear.

Kendal equalised on 30 minutes after Chris Wraighte’s effort on goal dipped into the net, however Kendal’s joy turned to agony from the restart when Andreas Bangas pass was turned into the net by Bannister.

The frustration continued after Chris Wraighte missed two chances after he hit the bar before his goal bound effort forced a diving save out of Brad Kelly.

The first goalmouth action of the second half saw Harry Pratt’s free kick go wide of the post, while Kendal applied pressure onto Mossley keeper Brad Kelly with Donte Thompson Prempeh heading over from Wraighte’s delivery.

With five minutes remaining Kendal had a big penalty call however the referee waved away the protests to everyone’s amazement, and despite launching late deliveries into the area Mossley cleared the danger as Kendal crashed to defeat.

Kendal can take plenty of positives from the game however if they lose at Prescot on Saturday relegation will be confirmed for the Mintcakes.