Kendal claimed an unlikely point after drawing 1-1 at Prescot, considering thei ropponents are one of the promotion favourites.

Bearing in mind Kendal's current predicament this point came as a welcome surprise for the club.

Kendal, who are down to the bare bones, had already lost to Prescot on two occasions this season in the league and cup so it goes without saying that any optimism of gaining a result on Saturday might have been in short supply.

However, Kendal defied logic and continued to show the fighting spirit which they will need if the team isto avoid relegation.

This result was truly miraculous, especially after Kendal Town manager David Foster fielded a depleted team, against an opponent who had great strength and depth.

Kendal are now three points from safety. However, they face an even tougher proposition on Saturday as they travel to play the league leaders Atherton Colleries.

Atherton are three points clear at the top and have won their last three games. They picked up a resounding victory at Kendal a few months ago.

It looks like the relegation fight is between Kendal, Skelmersdale United and Glossop North End. Skelmersdale are bottom with Kendal currently in the second from bottom position.

Above them are Glossop North End, who hold a three point advantage over David Foster's team.

Kendal face a hugely important set of fixtures. After Saturday they host Kidsgrove Athletic, before facing a tough away game at Radcliffe.

However, after that Kendal play two crucial games against Market Drayton Town before entertaining Glossop North End - which could well be the decisive game for both teams!

Kendal still have a chance of surviving in the league although the club will be hoping it does not lose any more players over the coming weeks.