Chris Page nets King's Lynn Pelicans men’s hockey 1st XI hat-trick vs Peterborough
Pelicans men’s 1st XI had an excellent result on Saturday, beating Peterborough 4-1 with a Chris Page hat-trick.
This sets them up nicely for a massive game away at UEA next weekend and another step on their push for promotion.
Other goal scorer was Josh Widdowson.
Men’s 2nd’s drew 2-2 at Dragons to basically secure safety which was the aim at the start of a great season from the youngsters.
Other men’s results: 3rd XI lost 0-2 to Sudbury; 4th XI beat Norwich Dragons 2-0.
A brilliant team effort from the ladies 1sts resulted in a well deserved 6-1 win against Cambridge Nomads which was slightly up on their 2-1 win away before Christmas. PoM: Grace Ashton.
The Ladies 3rds won 2-1 versus UEA which was a great performance against a tough opposition. Playing with determination and moments of great skill, they took their chances. Brooke Harris scored two well-deserved goals, the second ably set up by Lucie Wicks.
Ladies 2nds lost 9-1 to Reepham. Ladies 4ths suffered a 1-8 defeat from UEA but the young side were determined and fought throughout.
On Sunday Pelicans’ juniors travelled to Watton for their next In2Hockey mini tournament.
U10 girls manager Peter Outibright reported that after a challenging start to the season, the Pelicans Under 10 Girls delivered their best performance so far and were rewarded with gold medals.
They played six games, winning five and drawing one. Solid defending from Savannah Spary, Harriet Talmage, Iris Dinmore and goalkeeper Jemima Snaith ensured the team kept a clean sheet for the whole tournament.
Up front, team captain and top goal-scorer Tabitha Meek, alongside Lucy Lodge, Lara Shepherd and Eloise Oughtibridge, showed determination, pace and skill, scoring both from open play and well drilled short corner set pieces.
The U10 boys finished fifth and were “fantastic”, said manager Ben Allen.
He added: “We recorded our first draw and win with excellent link up play. They began to understand their positions, tracking back and the importance of communicating on the field. We need to work on supporting each other when things do not go our way but would like to say our losses were to really accomplished teams.
“Lovely team spirit, which can only improve. Definitely need to work on match positioning, match tactics and rules in the Saturday sessions, so many positives.”
The U12 boys enjoyed an exciting afternoon at the Watton tournament on Sunday. They worked well together as a team and played with skill and determination throughout the afternoon. Their hard work was rewarded when they won one match, drew three and lost just one match.
The team were two players down so some of the under-10 boys bravely stepped up to help out: Will Chappell, Stanley McGarrell and Jack Franklin were fearless!
Ryan, on only his second outing in goal, was super making some great saves. Archie and Stanley were solid in defence and Will S and Tiago in midfield didn’t stop running. Arthur and Chappell had some great play up front.