Well a difficult season finally drew to a close for Kendal Town after they lost 3-1 at Widnes.

The general performance was encouraging against a newly promoted team that have acquitted themselves well this season.

However, Kendal will be disappointed to finish second from bottom in the table, and at the same time relieved to have avoided relegation based on Colwyn Bay's decision to join the Welsh League,

Over the season the statistics are poor - the club has picked up just five wins and tasted defeated on 29 occasions.

In my opinion this has been the most difficult season for the club in many years, and I have been reporting and following them for a long time.

Kendal had seen a massive overhaul in players. Losing so many in such a short space of time was certainly dramatic, while new players came in quickly.

Off the pitch, David Foster departed while Steve Edmondson was appointed as the caretaker manager for a second time.

However, the most concerning points haveto be the divide between the club and some of the Kendal Town supporters and the poor attendance figures over the season.

Everyone has to somehow work together for the good of Kendal Town Football Club. This shouldn’t be about asking committee members or the chairman to leave. This should be about trying to find a way where everyone can work as one with the best interests of Kendal Town FC as the main focus.

You get rid of a chairman, then what? Instant success? There are no quick fixes to a situation. You look at grass roots football as a whole and most teams are struggling.

North Ferriby United have folded. You can even look higher up the football pyramid at Bolton Wanderers and the trorbles they are having.

Kendal in many respects have done well to keep going, although long term there will be greater issues unless everyone can come to a compromise.

Looking ahead into next season it goes without saying that the club has a lot of work to do. The first team squad needs experience and depth if it is to compete at this level. The one positive is the reserve team - that should give a different dimension for next season.

So, there is lots of work to do and plenty to ponder for the 2019-2020 season.