KENDAL Town manager David Foster has praised the character of his squad to twice come from behind to earn a 2-2 draw against Scarborough Athletic on Saturday.

"It was a strong performance against a very strong side who I would anticipate won't be too far away come the end of the season," he said.

"Both sides had to content with the weather conditions and a wet and soft pitch but it was an exciting game for everyone watching.

"We defended well, kept a good shape and got ourselves in among them. I thought in the second half we were on the front foot and had a really good go and caused them a lot of problems. The only thing we didn't do was score again and get ahead.

"We showed some good resilience in the game and it could have gone either way with both teams going for it. Overall a draw was a fair result and there were a lot of positive to take from it."

The Mintcakes were due to play Hyde United on Tuesday, but at a pitch inspection in the early afternoon, the pitch was deemed unplayable.

This weekend, Kendal host Atherton Collieries in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy with Foster expecting a tough tie.

He said: "They will be a different side to the one we played in the second game of the season, they've signed a couple of new players and will be doing everything to win the game as we will be.

"But it's a home tie against a team in our league so we've got a good chance.

"It won't be easy but we just have to turn up and look after ourselves."