Kirkby Lonsdale win battle of top two sides as Kendal move up to sixth with victory

First published in Sport The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Cumbria Women’s Hockey League

IT WAS a case of hit and hope for Penrith but they couldn’t quite score despite their possession against Kendal 2XI.

After nine minutes there was a short corner for Kendal and the ball came to Vicky Atkinson, but she missed.

Shortly after Atkinson had another chance, her shot was deflected off a Penrith player and Catharine Niblock blasted into the back of the net to put Kendal in front.

At the end of the match there was a brilliant shot from a Penrith player but her effort went wide of the post, and Kendal held on to a superb 1-0 success that helps them leapfrog Penrith into sixth.

Kirkby Lonsdale reigned supreme over Carlisle in the battle of the top two sides, who went into the weekend unbeaten.

They prevailed with an excellent 3-1 away victory to go three points clear at the top of the table.

South Lakes kept up the pressure and moved within one point of Carlisle in third as they eased to a 9-0 win at Wigton Seconds, while Kirkby Stephen Thirds lost 2-0 at home to Keswick.

Carlisle Seconds remain bottom of the division as they lost 4-2 against Dalston.

The game between Kirkby Stephen Seconds and Ambleside was called off.

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