Mossley’s unbeaten start to the League season ended at Kendal Town’s Parkside Road ground on Saturday as the Lilywhites made a poor start to the game and never fully recovered.
Mossley went into the game with the defence reshuffled yet again due to injury and un-availability which certainly did not aid their cause.
The early horrors began in the 6th minute. Ryan Marley, who had an afternoon he’ll quickly want to forget, mis-timed a header which looped over the stranded Liam Flynn to give the Mintcakes the early advantage.
Kendal piled on the pressure with the Parkside Road slope in their favour and doubled the lead in the 20th minute. Marley was again the culprit as he bundled over a Kendal forward and Jordan Connerton sent Flynn the wrong way with a well struck spot kick.
Hapless Mossley then lost midfield dynamo John Bennett to an ankle injury, replaced by Dave Short. Then, just before half time Marley limped out of the action with a hip injury to be replaced by Ryan Hibbert.
Mossley had created very little in the opening half and a half time rollicking didn’t totally improve matters as the Lilywhites fell further behind in the 57th minute when Connerton found space on the right of Mossley’s box and rifled home off the underside of the bar.
Mossley finally made a fist of it and home keeper Will Kitchen made acrobatic saves to deny Kyle McGonigle’s powerful free kick and Dave Short’s volley.
Mitch Bryant saw his effort come back off the Kendal bar before Dave Short finally got Mossley on the scoresheet with with six minutes remaining as he calmly side footed past Kitchen from Tom Pratt’s precise through ball.
It was too little too late for Mossley though who will need to show much better form when facing a trip to Harrogate Railway just 48 hours later.