The gloom continues to descend over Kendal Town Football Club after the team lost 2-0 to Trafford at The St and B Accountants Stadium.

There were not many positives from an otherwise poor game. Trafford dominated and were comfortable without being at their best.

Kendal gave debuts to five players, one of which was Morecambe Reserve goalkeeper Murray O'Rourke, who deputised for Jao Mendez. Mendez had been recalled by Ashton United after their first-choice goalkeeper was called up for international duty.

O'Rourke impressed, making some good saves especially during the first half and if it was not for his efforts Kendal would have lost by a much bigger margin.

Kendal are now six points adrift from safety and only seven points clear from bottom-placed Skelmersdale United. The club may well get a reprieve from relegation if the league decides to relegate one team, instead of two. With Colwyn Bay announcing their intentions to play in the Welsh League this means that the bottom-placed team would get relegated, leaving Kendal safe, providing they avoid finishing bottom.

Nothing has been made official as yet and relegation is still a possibility if the FA decides to relegate two teams from the league.

Kendal’s team has an average age of 20, which is very young for this level of football and with this being a new squad of players it is not an ideal situation, especially when the club isembroiled in the relegation battle.

Kendal face a tough run where they play three games in eight days, starting with an away trip to Runcorn on tonight (Tuesday). Kendal are then home to Leek on Saturday before another away game at Radcliffe the following Tuesday.

If Kendal get anything from these games they would have done very well considering they are up against three of the top sides in the division.