Two teams meet at Kendal on the back of two heavy away defeats.

Whilst Kendal Town were licking their wounds after a 4-0 thrashing at Runcorn Linnets, the Rams were returning home from the north east having suffered a 6-0 walloping at the hands of National League North side Gateshead, which brought a shuddering end to the club’s FA Cup exploits for another season.

Whilst a defeat was probably to be expected, no-one saw the scale of such, especially with the good away record that the club has enjoyed under the guidance of manager Chris Willcock.

Fortunately the Rams are swiftly back on the road with the opportunity of banishing the memory from the mind in the quickest possible way.

The club’s drew 2-2 at Parkside early last season just before Willcock took over the reins, but the visit will find the home side in a poor run of form, currently sitting next to the bottom of the table, despite having played more games than any other club.

Their ten matches have yielded just five points, four of those coming from a win and a draw, against three defeats on home soil.

So the opportunity is certainly there for the Rams to roll up their sleeves and possibly move back up to second in the table, having slipped a couple of places due to the FA Cup exploits.

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