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Encouragement for Kendal in opening League defeat PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Sunday, 20 September 2020

fleming scores.pngKendal Town went down 2-0 in their opening NPL NW Division game at Prescot Cables.

Manager Chris Humphrey wasn’t able to celebrate his 34th birthday with a win but his young side gave a decent account of themselves.

They certainly tightened-up after last week’s 5-0 home defeat to Bishop Auckland in the FA Cup, yet could have buckled after conceding as early as the sixth minute.

A free-kick was played through to Michael Monaghan who had time to collect, move forward a yard and then curl a sumptious right foot shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

But they steadied and despite conceding a harsh penalty justice was done when Morgan Bacon, on his return to the side, made a good save.

They played some decent football, too, and in the second-half took the game to the hosts but with no real luck in front of goal.

The game was in stoppage time when Aaron Fleming, a former Kendal player, finished off a decent move.

Kendal chairman Jason Rossi said: “Aaron came tome afterwards and apologised for scoring against us. His brother still plays with our reserves.

“I thought we were a bit unlucky not to get something out of the game because in the second-half we were the dominating side. But overall it was encouraging with some good performances.”

Kendal follow-up now on Saturday with a re-arranged game at home to Workington and ticket details will be announced early in the week.

Picture at the top that prompted an apology from the scorer ,ex-Kendal player Aaron Fleming.

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