Pelicans Under 12 Boys made an impressive winning start to the season at the Harleston Magpies hockey festival at the weekend.
They ended the day as the undefeated tournament champions after a gruelling schedule of eight matches on a wet and windy afternoon.
The line up of Fountain, Fox and Stonebridge along with Phillips and Ampomah in midfield meant that Pelicans scored a total of 18 goals.
Only a single goal was conceded, thanks to the defensive combination of Towler and Ward, plus ’keeper Turner.
Thanks to team manager Graham Brookes for his leadership.
Results: Magpies B, won 2-0. Norwich City B, won 2-0. Magpies A, drew 1-1. Dereham A, won 2-0. Dragons B, won 4-0. Dragons A, won 2-0. Dereham B, won 4-0. Norwich City A, won 1-0.
The U12 girls fielded new team members, Izzy Pope and Lucy Prior. Fourth was a very credible finish considering the older opposition.
Most were also asked to play in unfamiliar positions for some games. It is hoped that injuries to Pope and Amber Scott are quick to mend.
Results: Norwich B 2-0 win (Pope, Scott). Watton 7-0 win (Pope 4, Beales 3). Norwich A 0-3 loss. Harleston B 0-1 loss. Dragons A 1-1 (Moore). Dragons B 9-0 win (Scott, Pope 4, Beales 2, Pluck, Papworth). Harleston A 1-4 loss (Pope). Dereham 2-0 win (Beales, Pope).
Positions; 1 Harleston A, 2 Norwich A, 3 Magpies B, 4 Pelicans, 5 Norwich B, 6 Dragons A, 7 Dereham, 8 Watton, 9 Dragons B.
Team: Lucy Sagrott (GK), Poppy Beales, Emily Pluck, Hannah Stoutt, Chloe Papworth, Mia Moore, Amber Scott, Izzy Pope, Lucy Prior.
Player of the Tournament: Hannah Stoutt.
Pelican U10 girls squad had only two players who had played match hockey before, and did well. Thanks to goalkeeper Lucy Sagrott for playing in two matches.
Player of the tournament: Eliza McRann.
Any school Years 3,4 and 5 who would like to join should email: ramsdaled@google mail.com