KENDAL's ladies recorded their first win of the season in dramatic fashion.

Kendal left it late but slotted the ball home with just five minutes to go to clinch a famous 3-2 victory over Cannock.

Cannock are at the lower end of the table with Kendal so this win was very important to the Lound Road side who have now leapfrogged their opponents and risen up to joint eighth position.

In what proved to be an end to end battle Kendal took the lead in the first half with a goal from Nicola Conway after a penalty corner strike.

But Kendal suffered a lapse in concentration which allowed Cannock back into the game.

The Midlands side scored just thirteen minutes after conceding to draw level.

That is the way the scores stayed and they went in with the scores locked at 1-1 at half time.

Kendal resumed their lead after the break when a reverse stick shot from Maddy George found the back of the net.

It was George's debut goal in the National League and it delighted her goalkeeper, Fiona Battersby.

Fiona said: "It was her first game and she was brilliant. It was a fantastic goal and what a way to start!"

The hard-working Cannock clawed a goal back after a rebounded shot was tapped into the net.

The away side were awarded several penalty corners but great work from Battersby in the Kendal goal kept them at bay.

Speaking of her fine personal performance, Battersby said: "Moments like that can cost you the game - the chances of them scoring from a short corner is very high. I'm pleased with my performace, especially in the second half as it was vital to keep the ball out. It wasn't just me though, the defence was great."

Kendal's Vicky Jones went on to snatch the winner with five minutes to go and earned their first three points of the season.

Battersby said: "You'd have thought we'd won the World Cup! It was a really good feeling."

Kendal travel to Whitley Bay on Saturday but are expecting a tough game as they are missing some key players.