Kendal Ladies 2s suffered an agonising 3-2 defeat to promotion chasing Carlisle Seconds at Queen Katherine School in what proved to be a dramatic Cumbria League game.

However, a youthful home team impressed against a very strong Carlisle side who have only lost one game all season.

The visitors made a dominant start and were 1-0 up with in the first minute when Katherine Illidge scored from close range.

And they doubled their lead moments later when Rebecca Illidge drilled the ball past Kendal keeper Ruth Sealey.

However Kendal found a way back into the game when Hannah Cartwright scored following a quick attacking move which caught Carlisle off guard.

With confidence growing, the home side continued to pile on the pressure and equalised after Laurel Martin showed great composure to score.

And Kendal nearly edged in front when Martin went clean through only to see her effort rebound off the post before being cleared.

Both teams created opportunities during the second half but with time running out, Carlisle regained the lead when Katherine Illidge fired into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

And though Kendal battled to the end, they could not find another leveller and are still seeking their first win, which they hope to secure on Saturday when they host Kirkby Lonsdale Ladies.

Lancaster Nomads just got the better of Windermere Ladies in their Lancs Central Prem League encounter, winning 3-2.

Mere started well with a Kitty Carr goal but Nomads levelled before play was disrupted by aggressive exchanges involving both players and home spectators.

Nomads scored two more goals before Mere pulled one back through the persistent running of Kitty Brownell and great positioning of Sarah Hartley.

The game finished with Mere dictating play but were unable to beat an inspired Nomads keeper.