Kendal Ladies Hockey Club bounced back from the 4-1 defeat by Kirkby Stephen on Saturday as they came from a goal behind to defeat Leeds 2-1 in the rearranged Sunday fixture.

Leeds' Lauren Burrell got the first goal to clinch a half-time lead before Kendal equalised after the break through Fiona Crackles and gained the lead through a Vicky Jones penalty.

Kendal, who lost to Leeds on the opening day, started the game brightly and were almost in front a minute into the game as Rebecca Delbridge was denied by Jansen Saski in the Leeds goal.

With Kendal doing all the pressing, they had further opportunities as Jones fired the ball wide from a penalty corner.

However despite all the good play from the hosts, it was Leeds who gained the breakthrough when Holly Oldham made a run through the middle of the Kendal D, as she supplied the ball to Burrell who finished the ball past Fiona Battersby in the Kendal goal.

Despite falling behind Kendal continued to press as Rosie Dale blasted the ball over the bar.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first half but Leeds though almost made it 2-0 as Oldham was fed a ball through into the box only for Battersby to scramble it clear.

The miss proved crucial as Kendal equalised midway through the second half as Crackles slotted the ball home after some sustained Kendal pressure.

Dale, Katie Ireland and Crackles all missed opportunities to give Kendal the lead but they were awarded a late penalty flick in the box and Vicky Jones sent the keeper the wrong way.

The Ladies next game will be away to The City of York on Saturday.