Kendal Town have praised Carlisle United for the respect their players and staff showed after last night's friendly.

The south Cumbrian club's chairman Michael O'Neill says the Blues left their changing rooms near spotless after Tuesday night's game.

O'Neill said it was a "touch of class" by the professional club after United's 3-0 win at the Westmorland Flooring Stadium.

Kendal chairman Michael O'Neill's tweet after the United friendlyKendal chairman Michael O'Neill's tweet after the United friendly (Image: X)

"Class is a mindset," he said, in a social media post accompanying photos of the dugout and dressing room areas after United had left Parkside Road.

"Dug out and changing rooms left near perfect by visiting EFL side @officialcufc after our pre season friendly.

"Touch of class and really helps volunteers at a non-league club."

The Kendal manager Jimmy Marshall, meanwhile, was pleased with things on the pitch too.

"We played some decent football against a top quality outfit, a Football League side who brought two XIs," he said.

"It was always going to be tough but it's exactly the type of workout we needed.

"We're really thankful to Carlisle for coming here and us getting a good gate on to help the finances of the club.

"I thought we did really well and had a couple of openings ourselves. There were a lot of positives to take," he added on his club's YouTube channel.

"Okay, they missed a couple of chances and the keeper's made some good saves, but I thought we limited them, and there were good individual performances and a good collective performance.

"I think it was a good night for both clubs - both can be happy with the workout."

The Mintcakes, who are preparing for life in Northern League Division One in 2024/25, are next in action against Whitehaven on Saturday. Their side against Carlisle included the former Carlisle City attacker Jordan Palmer.