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King's Lynn-based Pelicans ladies record slender league win




Hollie Nash scored the only goal of the game as Pelicans ladies recorded a slender 1-0 victory against Bourne Deeping.

Nash netted with a strong strike from the top of the D after the team came out with lots of energy and motivation at the start of the second half.

It proved to be a hard-fought encounter and the team fully deserved their victory.

Pelican's men's seconds face the camera before their league fixture. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558963)
Pelican's men's seconds face the camera before their league fixture. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558963)

Player-of-the-match was awarded to Nicki Lankfer who held the opposition back with some great goalline saves.

Amy Thompson didn’t fail to carry some cracking runs throughout the game.

Following a four-week break from action, Pelicans ladies fourths took to the pitch with three new players and Millie stepping in as keeper.

The team took on Harleston Magpies sevenths and knew it was going to be a tough encounter with their opponents sitting proudly on top of the league.

Pelicans ladies seconds in action. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558957)
Pelicans ladies seconds in action. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558957)

The girls won the toss and got the push back. The game got off to a good start with some good passing but Magpies managed to open the scoring in the first five minutes.

The girls kept their heads and tried to break through Magpies’ strong defence but found it hard as they trailed 8-0 going into the interval.

After a big team talk at half-time and a switch of positions the girls came out playing a bit stronger and there was a bit more teamwork.

Magpies remained strong and added four more goals to eventually run out 12-0 winners.

Player-of-the-match was Jenny Metcalfe.

Pelicans girls’ development took on a tough Watton opposition.

The club’s development team gets stronger and stronger every week.

Development hockey really isn’t about any final score; it’s about the development from junior to adult hockey and enjoying and learning from every game.

Pelcans ladies thirds in action. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558965)
Pelcans ladies thirds in action. Picture: Richard S Brown. (21558965)

Those watching from the sidelines have been impressed to see the progress the girls have already made since the start of the season.

Manager Tony Meek said: “I was immensely proud of the girls this week as they all rallied round and showed a lot more determination and grit.

“This is how they should play against every team from the start.”

The sun was shining at the Pelicans pitches this weekend and Pelicans men returned to winning ways by securing a 4-0 home win against Dereham.

Goalscorers were Josh Widdowson (2), Jack Yule and Sam Phillips

The men’s seconds lost a hard-fought match away to UEA with the final score 4-2

There were no such problems for the men’s thirds who stormed to a 7-0 win against Bury St Edmunds.

Scorers on target for the third team were Steven Long a hat-trick, Graham Brooks (2), Tom Sowerby, and Charlie Lankfer.

Man-of-the-match was Graham Brooks.

The men’s fourths suffered a heavy 10-0 defeat against UEA.


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