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King's Lynn-based Pelicans maintain 100 per cent start to season




Pelicans men maintained their 100 per cent start to the new campaign with a 5-2 win against Norwich in difficult conditions.

Seth Walpole, Iain Page, Chris Page Jonny Styzker and Ian Simons all found the back of the net to keep the team top of the league standings.

The victory came on the back of a 4-0 success over Horncastle in their previous outing where Sam Phillips, Chris Page, Jack Major Tom Phillips, on his first team debut, were all on target.

Pelicans teams pic (20426301)
Pelicans teams pic (20426301)

Sam Kent bagged a hat-trick as the men’s seconds triumphed 3-2 against Norwich City.

Kent, who scored six goals for the side the previous weekend during a 10-0 win against the same opponents, is an early contender for leading scorer this season.

The men’s thirds proclaimed themselves ‘dragon slayers’ as they secured a 2-1 win against Norwich Dragons, where there were goals for Gav Johnstone and Steven Long.

A week earlier, Landles (2), Brookes, Longy and Lankfer were on the scoresheet as the team came out on top by the odd goal in a nine-goal thriller against Newmarket.

Pelicans men action 2 (20426314)
Pelicans men action 2 (20426314)

Pelicans ladies, pictured in action last week, lost 3-0 to Cambridge South.

Despite the final scoreline, the team battled hard against a team they always knew would be well drilled and a tough opponent.

Player-of-the-match was goalkeeper Atlanta Stevenson whose instinctive reactions kept the score as low as it was.

The previous weekend, Pelicans ladies drew 2-2 against Bury seconds where there were excellent first team debuts from Katie Page and Grace Ashton against a strong side.

Tracy Brown was on target as the ladies seconds lost 4-1 to a strong Norwich Dragons side.

Pelicans, who saw Annabel Brown suffer an injury, played with the bare 11 players and no subs with Judith Stoutt stepping in at the last minute.

Pelicans men action 1 (20426308)
Pelicans men action 1 (20426308)

Seven days earlier, the team had been beaten 7-0 by a strong, well-polished and organised top-of-the-table outfit in Harleston fourths.

Experienced captain Jane Hughes continues to rally and develop her young side.

Home games this weekend see Pelicans hosting Norwich, Thetford and Newmarket and spectators are welcome.



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