KENDAL Mintcakes have gone through some misfortune after gaining one point in their last five league matches.

Kendal Town lost 2-1 at Litherland Remyca on Saturday.

The Mintcakes suffered a frustrating afternoon compounded by another injury at centre back which forced Town manager Jimmy Marshall into a reshuffle.

However missed opportunities in front of goal proved critical for Kendal, who paid the ultimate price, and despite Steve Yawsons early goal, Litherland hit back in the second half before goals by Paul Foy and William Dunne condemned Kendal to a defeat which leaves them just three points clear of the relegation places.

Kendal encouraged by a spirited performance against Bury on Tuesday night made the perfect start and were 1-0 up after 12 minutes when Steve Yawson slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

The Mintcakes probed the home team defence creating further opportunities only to be denied by a fine goalkeeping performance from Ryan Jones who pulled off a string of superb saves.

Klifin, Yawson, and Brandon Croskell Robinson caused problems for the hosts, with Ryan Winder and Rob Wilson continuously looking a threat as Kendal were in control.

However the second half proved to be a different story after Litherland equalised on 47 minutes when a long ball which was initially defended fell to Paul Foy who’s long range shot dipped over Danny Roccia in the Kendal goal.

Litherland began to create opportunities and pose more of a threat for the Kendal defence, before William Dunne edged the home team in front on 64 minutes with a long range effort which fell into the net.

Kendal attempted to get back into the game, but were unable to create any clear cut chances, while the mintcakes cleared the ball off the line preventing the hosts from scoring their third of the afternoon.

These are frustrating times for the Club who will be keen to bounce back with two huge home games against league leaders Vauxhall Motors on Saturday and second from bottom Ashton Athletic on Tuesday night.

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