A DISAPPOINTING 1-0 defeat at bottom of the table Skelmersdale United on Tuesday evening deepened the gloom for Kendal Town .

Alex Griffiths stunned the visitors after just 80 seconds when the midfielder scored from an inswinging corner.

And that proved to be the decisive goal as for the remainder of the game, both sides struggled to create decent opportunities in a tussle which was short on quality.

Kendal were restricted to half chances from Kyle Delves and Ryan Moore, and though they battled to the end, they were unable to conjure an equaliser.

The defeat leaves caretaker boss Steve Edmondson’s side four points adrift of third from bottom Clitheroe and seven points ahead of Skelmersdale as they prepare to entertain high flying Radcliffe on Saturday.

However, there could be a further twist as mid-table Colwyn Bay have confirmed they are holding a shareholders’ meeting tonight, Thursday, to vote on whether to switch to the Welsh league set up next season.

If they did so, there is a strong possibility only one club would be relegated from the Evo-Stik West division this season, in which case the Mintcakes would only need to finish above Skelmersdale to avoid the drop.