England Hockey U14 Championships
Midlands League 4
Pelicans U14 Girls travelled to Bury St Edmunds on Sunday, knowing they needed a big win to still be in with a shout.
Two minutes in Padmore opened the scoring for Pelicans. The onslaught continued and Pope netted on nine minutes. Two minutes later Beales made it 3-0, then Padmore bagged her second on 11 minutes. The opposition rallied although the game was still pretty much one sided with Beales scoring either side of a Bury goal; 6-1 going into the break.
The second half began pretty much the same with Beales smashing home two more for her fifth and Pope grabbing her second as Pelicans won 9-6.
A great performance from the team, who now face Harleston (top of the league) in the last home fixture at Lynnsport on Sunday. 12:30 PB.
Players’/managers’ PoM: Izzy Pope/Poppy Beales. Coaches’ PoM: Emily Pluck.
Previous results: Cambridge 4 Pelicans 2, Pelicans 1 Norwich City 1, Pelicans 8 Norwich Dragons 0.
l Pelicans Girls Development travelled to Dragons’ Den on Saturday for a late pushback with an added incentive of wearing a brand new away strip which had been kindly sponsored by Crane Garden Buildings, Narborough.
Pelicans battled hard against a very strong Norwich Dragons team containing a number of JAC County players. Two young Pelicans made their debut under extreme pressure, both Annie Bastian and Daisy Waddison coping well.
Pelicans kept their work rate up until the very final whistle, Lucy Sagrott in goal making numerous saves and clearances.
Dragons’ dominance afforded them a 7-0 victory but Pelicans can hold their heads high for a commendable display.
Norfolk Cars Mini player of the match: Mia Moore.