Worksop Town’s play-off hopes took a big blow as promotion rivals Kendal claimed a vital victory at Cannon Park.
In an end-to-end game, a second half penalty for the visitors proved enough to edge out Worksop’s late resurgence and leave the home side ruing missed chances.
It took just 13 minutes before Kendal broke the deadlock, with Carl Osman finding the back of the net after some good work down the left by Danny Williams.
They doubled their lead when Gary McEvett was judged to have been tripped in the box and full-back Kieran Walmsley stepped up to fire past Jon Kennedy, with the Worksop ‘keeper getting a hand to the ball diving high to his right.
Ben Tomlinson pulled one back for the hosts eight minutes from time but it was Kendal who held out firm to leap frog the Tigers, who are six points off the play-offs.
For full coverage of this week’s games, pick up the Worksop Guardian out Thursday afternoon.