KENDAL Town suffered two in different results over the last few games as they progressed into the first round of the FA Vase following a 3-1 win against Guisborough Town on Saturday, before falling to a 2-0 defeat against Bury on Tuesday night.

The Mintcakes despite their inconsistencies, are showing signs of promise for the faith in a team which only has two players from last season’s squad.

Both games showed a mixed set of performances from the team, where they overcame a potentially difficult game against Guisborough Town after a superb solo strike from Steve Yawson gave Kendal the lead before second half goals from Daniel Hammond and Finlay Lynch sealed the win.

However, on Tuesday night Kendal despite their best efforts were thwarted by a strong Bury team, where the Mintcakes were reduced to ten men on the stroke of half time after Shaun Sailor was sent off.

Kendal’s win over Guisborough Town was a key result for Jimmy Marshalls team where they overcame an opponent from the North East who are notoriously difficult to play.

It proved to be a disjointed first half where both teams struggled to find any momentum, while the visitors created the first chance after Blackburn’s bullet header crashed off the post while Chris Wraighte almost scored for Kendal after his effort was saved by the keeper.

The visitors created their second opportunity when Scarce-Wheatley blazed over, before Kendal’s best chance fell to Tom Kilifin who fired wide. A key moment of the first half saw a goal chalked off for the visitors after Millers effort was deemed to be offside.

With just two minutes left, Kendal made the breakthrough after Steven Yawson scored a superb solo goal after he took on 3 players before showing composure to finish the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Kendal dominated the second half and created numerous opportunities before Daniel Hammond headed the ball in the net from Rob Wilsons cross on the 72nd minute, while a counter attack saw Finlay Lunch score as Kendal surged into a 3-0 lead. Guisborough scored a late consolation from the penalty spot with just six minutes remaining however Kendal saw out the game as they eased into the next round.

Kendal keen to back up their performance at the weekend made the worst possible start in Tuesday night’s game against Bury after Ben Wharton scored in the first minute when the talisman capitalised on a mistake by Danny Roccia before placing the ball into the net.

The Mintcakes more than held their own and created numerous chances with Shaun Sailor firing over while Jack Atkinson pulled off a fine save to deny Yawson.

Bury nearly made it 2-0 after Harry Brazel saw his goal bound effort hit the bar, with Ben Wharton s attempted effort from 40 yards going over the bar.

Kendal pushed for the equaliser with Matty Williams making a superb sliding challenge to deny the hosts while Rob Wilsons ball in from the right was cleared by a Bury defender.

Bury created further chances with Rowney diverting his effort wide following a good delivery by Matty Williams.

The key moment in the game came on the stroke of half time after Shaun Sailor was sent off for a late challenge as Kendal were reduced to ten men.

The sending off changed the complexion of the game, as Bury making their one-man advantage count as they created further opportunities from Ben Wharton and Danny O’Brien while Chris Rowney and Connor Comber saw his deflected effort cleared away.

The visitors made it 2-0 on 65 minutes after Comber makes a run from the left before cutting inside and firing his low shot past Roccia in the Kendal goal.

Kendal attempted to get back into the game only to be denied by a good save from Jack Atkinson, however, Bury saw out the closing stages as Kendal crashed to defeat.

Kendal travel to play Litherland REMYCA on Saturday before hosting Keswick on Tuesday night in The County Cup.