Kendal bounce back to top form with six of the best against Chester in ladies hockey (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Kendal bounce back to top form with six of the best against Chester in ladies hockey
North Women’s Hockey League Premier Division
AFTER a tough couple of weeks Kendal Ladies were back on song against Chester.
From the first minute Kendal pressed high up the pitch and the forward line put the opposition under considerable pressure. A number of chances were created and eventually Sally Scott battled through two tackles to beat the on-rushing keeper.
A few minutes later Chester stole possession and broke away, with a powerful lifted shot levelling the scores.
Kendal regained the lead just before half time when a short corner move was struck cleanly into the bottom corner by Vicky Jones.
In the second half, Kendal passed the ball with increasing ease and began to find more gaps in the Chester defence.
Carole Quill scored at the left post finishing a passing move that started at right defence.
A Chester defender then lifted a hit ball straight at Sally Scott who was struck on the leg. But this was a move she later regretted as Scott went on to score three more goals in the second half.
Two were tapped in after the keeper had been beaten by the team's passing and the last was a neat reverse stick deflection as Kendal got their promotion push back on track.
Kirkby Stephen 5
Division Two North West
A CUMBRIAN derby ended the Division Two North West campaign for Kirkby Stephen and Ulverston, with the Eden team well on top in this final encounter.
Kirkby Stephen finished the season in sixth with 30 points, while Ulverston, who struggled throughout the campaign having recorded just three wins this term, completed their season third from bottom with nine points.
Cumbria Women’s League
KENDAL Seconds prevailed in their local derby over Ambleside despite being 1-0 down through a great strike from Donna Robinson.
Lou Phillips equalised from a penalty stroke in the second half and Sarah Brooks extended Kendal’s lead with the third.
Charlotte Russell lifted the ball over the keeper to pull one back but it was not enough as Kendal remained seventh in the league.
Kirkby Lonsdale and Carlisle continued their dominant form with 11-0 and 17-0 victories at Carlisle Seconds and Wigton respectively, while South Lakes remained third thanks to a 4-2 success over Kirkby Stephen Seconds.
Kirkby Stephen Thirds lost 7-1 at Penrith as Dalston beat Keswick by the same scoreline.
On Sunday Kirkby Stephen Seconds and Dalston shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw, while Keswick beat Carlisle Seconds 3-1.