Kendal had an awful afternoon after they lost 5-1 to Widnes, in what was a crucial game for the team.

Unfortunately Kendal never played well enough, against an opponent who picked up their third consecutive win.

Kendal continued to make defensive mistakes at critical periods in the game, while in the attacking third there was no real quality or opportunity created.

Widnes were efficient,to give them some credit.

Kendal now find themselves second from bottom and two points from safety.

The biggest concern was the attendance - only 66 spectators turned up to watch the game, which was really disappointing.

Ironically the best goal of the game was scored by Kendal after Mark Buchan fired the ball into the net from 30 yards.

Unfortunately Kendal were 5-0 down at that time, but the few that were watching at least enjoyed the goal, if nothing else!

Looking back at the game, the turning point came just before half time when Widnes scored two goals in quick succession.

Kendal, who were 1-0 down at the time, were just slowly starting to get into the game but when you concede two goals like that you have no chance of coming back in the second half.

In fairness to Kendal they started the second half well and applied some pressure, but Widnes dug deep and in the end scored two more goals, which rounded off a good display.

Kendal were missing Brad Carrol and Gavin Clark, who were both suspended, while the loan duo of Bobby Thomas and Kian Yari had to stay with Burnley's Academy Team.

Kendal now face a huge game at bottom of the table Skelmersdale United on Saturday.

This is such an important game for the team. In fact after that they play teams in and around them so wins are essential if Kendal are to get out of this situation.

I just hope things improve over the festive period!