KENDAL have closed their football season by avoiding another defeat in their final match against Widnes.

The game saw a strong turn out by 209 fans who saw a 0-0 tie between the closely matches sides.

The Mintcakes showed plenty of effort, and defensive organisation however their struggles in front of goal continued where they fashioned very few opportunities.

Kendal fresh from their encouraging performance at Workington on Easter Monday created two half chances in the first through Donte Thompson Prempeh and Kian Makepeace, while Makepeace forced Widnes keeper Owen Wheeler into action after he pushed the ball over from close range.

Gary Basterfield fired a tame free kick into the grasps of Wheeler, while Widnes were dangerous on the counter attack, creating very little themselves while Kendal’s defence were alert to a dangerous ball into the area which was cleared away.

Widnes upped the tempo in the second half and began to apply more sustained pressure onto a well organised and disciplined Kendal defence.

James McClenaghan in the Kendal goal was forced into action on numerous occasions where he pushed the ball over the bar from Callum Scorah’s effort before denying Scorah with a fine save after his goal bound effort went for a corner.

Fisnik Hajdari headed the ball agonisingly wide of the left-hand post, while Mc Clenaghan made a comfortable stop to deny Lloyd Dean.

Kendal attempted to attack with pace where Donte Thompson Prempeh caused numerous problems for the visitors while Kian Makepeace cut inside before firing his shot into the palms of Wheeler.

Makepeace again caused further problems for the visitor’s defence who remained disciplined and composed throughout.

Widnes tried to catch Kendal on the counter attack however Kendal’s defensive improvements saw them track back and avert any danger as the referee blew for full time to end a disappointing season for Kendal Town.

After the game, Kendal Town held their end of season presentation awards where Darren Nightingale was the committee’s player of the season while Gary Basterfield won the players player of the season award.

James McClenaghan picked up the managers player of the season while the club person award went to the clubs Kitchen Staff.