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Pelicans ladies moved into the top four of the table as they dispatched higher-league Peterborough 3rds at Alive Lynnsport.

Tracy Bower capitalised from a rebound off the goalkeeper's pad, replicating the practices worked on the previous week.

The hosts registered a further two goals, the second from Susie Lemon in open play and the third from Jane Proctor with a fantastic rebound from a short corner.

Jane Proctor finds the back of the net for Pelicans Ladies. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426340)
Jane Proctor finds the back of the net for Pelicans Ladies. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426340)

Peterborough came back after the half-time break, scoring two goals in quick succession.

With the tide beginning to turn, Pelicans showed some inspired determination, leading to the whole team working together to maintain possession and create further opportunities in the final quarter.

Ultimately, Bianca Hilario-Fraulo scored from open play to seal a 4-2 victory over their A47 rivals.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Bianca Fraulo-Hilario for her outstanding determination throughout the game.

Cambridge City 3rd 2 Pelicans 1sts 3

Sam Phillips was on target twice as Pelicans came from behind to close the gap on the top three in the league.

Cambridge stormed into a two-goal advantage and head coach Wayne Masters did not spare any blushes with his half-time team talk.

It worked wonders as Jack Major struck early on with a run into the D, placing a neatly struck ball past the keeper’s far post.

Phillips promptly followed suit by hitting the net from his favoured reverse stick.

This was promptly followed by his second, as the ball was fired home to put Pelicans 3-2 up.

Tracey Bower scores for Pelicans Ladies after collecting the rebound from a short corner. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426330)
Tracey Bower scores for Pelicans Ladies after collecting the rebound from a short corner. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426330)

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Jack Major.

Pelicans Men’s 2nds 2 Norwich Dragons 0

Goals from Chris Page and Gavin Johnson handed Pelicans the points.

Goalkeeper Dylan Amin made some excellent reaction saves to ensure they kept a clean sheet.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Ben Picton.

Susie Lemon intercepts the ball for Pelicans Ladies. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426313)
Susie Lemon intercepts the ball for Pelicans Ladies. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53426313)

Pelicans Men’s 3rds 5 Norwich Exiles 6ths 5

Pelicans and Norwich Exiles served up a ten-goal thriller in a gruelling encounter played in Storm Arwen.

Pelicans goalkeeper Sam Mallett pulled out some blinding saves.

First blood, however, went to Pelicans who counter-attacked swiftly and Liam Olley found the back of the net from the tightest of angles on the half volley

Exiles claimed three goals to take the lead. With the game swinging to and fro, Sam Kent equalised, rifling a shot from his reverse stick.

But again Exiles countered, squeezing yet another goal, making it 4-3 at half time.

Kent struck first for the home side after the break with another goal to equalise from a short corner.

Exiles nosed in front again with a finely-struck goal but with not much time left on the clock, Kent equalised to complete his hat-trick.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Sam Kent.



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