Kendal Town were on the wrong end of a resounding 4-0 defeat to promotion-chasing Radcliffe FC.

The game demonstrated the differences between the two sides, and while Kendal gave their all they were simply outclassed by an opponent with the quality and experience at this level of football.

Kendal have a very young team, with little experience, and considering they don’t train together during the week, they do well to compete!

The club somehow managed to get the game on, after persistent rainfall had put the fixture in serious doubt.

In some respect two games within a few days was too much for Kendal, although in fairness even if Kendal had not played on Tuesday night they would have struggled to get any kind of result.

Radcliffe were not at their best, but they managed the game well and showed why they are one of the favourites for promotion.

Kendal didn’t help themselves by continuously giving the ball away in dangerous areas and allowing visitors time and space.

The team didn’t create any real opportunity on goal and the game finished up how how many might have expected.

This latest result leaves Kendal four points adrift from safety. They travel to play in-form Runcorn Linnets on Saturday.

The relegation picture is very much up in the air, with Colwyn Bay's decision to join the Welsh League at the end of this season.

In theory Kendal would survive if they finished second from bottom. However with no official announcement over next season's league structure, there is still an element of doubt.

If Kendal were relegated they would either go in The North West Counties League or Northern League Division One.


Ideally Kendal would want to get away from trouble and avoid the uncertainty. However with them having to play the top six over the next few weeks, results may be hard to come by.

Kendal need three wins to get out of trouble. The only positive is the form of the other relegation contenders, including Clitheroe who have really fallen into trouble.

Glossop are also in contention for relegation but they have edged out some results over the last few weeks.

Either way Kendal need to keep winning. Losing to Skelmersdale on the previous Tuesday night was an awful result, which some fear could well condemn Kendal to potential relegation.