SALISBURY Ladies Hockey firsts edged a well-contested clash with Bristol side Firebrands seconds to get their league campaign off the mark.

Goals from Anika Ham, Josie Steinson and Lisa Lovatt saw the Lower Bemerton outfit come from behind on home soil to win 3-2.

Firebrands pulled a consolation back as Salisbury sealed their first three points of the season in West Clubs Women's Hockey League Premier Division 2A.

Against the run of play, Firebrands took a one-goal advantage into the interval after converting a short corner.

Salisbury levelled in the second half when Ham intercepted, drove into the D and chipped the keeper.

Both teams fought hard, but when the hosts were awarded a short corner, Steinson made sure the ball crept over the line.

And a third arrived after Lovatt's slick reverse strike arrowed into the corner.

In the dying embers, Firebrands scored a second as they lost 3-2.

Salisbury have a busy weekend approaching.

On Saturday, they travel to Bristol where they face basement side Westberries and on Sunday jet-set to Jersey for the first round of the cup.