THE slate has been wiped clean and a fresh start for 2020 has begun for the Kendal Ladies 1st team following a fine win against Wilmslow at the weekend.

Having travelled three hours to Cheshire, due to the closure of the motorway and traffic delays, the team were determined to come away with a victory.

And despite Wilmslow lying a couple of places ahead of Kendal in the North Premier One table, the Greens had high hopes having won the return fixture.

Kendal started slowly, but they grew into the game and minutes before the end of the first half young attacking player Zoe Dempsey put them ahead after captain Vicky Whalley-Jones drilled the ball past the opposition into the defence's D.

The rest of the game was nerve wracking for the visiting spectators as Kendal had to defend a series of penalty corners.

A highlight of that heroic defence was Hannah Wright putting her body on the line to make a block as a Wilmslow player tried to flick a ball to the top corner of the goal.

The cause was not helped when Emma Woodburn was sent off for two minutes for a bad tackle, but the visitors withstood the pressure and sealed the win with a late goal by Mel Whalley-Jones.