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A goal in the opening minute set Pelicans on their way to victory as they maintained the pressure on the top three.

Straight from pushback, a high ball over the top from Iain Page was controlled by captain Jack Major who, after some neat ball control, fired his side in front after just 16 seconds.

Pelicans continued to boss proceedings and didn’t really give the students much of a let-up on their way to a 3-1 success.

Karisse Sherry, Middleton Aggregates player-of-the-match drives the Nomads defence. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53563597)
Karisse Sherry, Middleton Aggregates player-of-the-match drives the Nomads defence. Picture: Richard S Brown. (53563597)

Chances fell to Henry Frost, Will Lanker and Sam Phillips before the lead was doubled.

Following some fine build-up play involving Phillips and Frost, Ian Simmons squared the ball for Lankfer to make it 2-0.

More chances were wasted until this season’s top scorer Phillips got on the scoresheet at the second attempt.

In the dying minutes Cambridge did reply from a well-worked short corner.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Sam Major.

The Pelicans midfield breakdown the Nomads attack. (53563604)
The Pelicans midfield breakdown the Nomads attack. (53563604)

Cambridge Nomads 1sts 0 Pelicans Ladies 1sts 4

Pelicans opened the scoring when a fantastic run and cross from Karise Sherry was slotted home by Jane Proctor.

After several near misses from short corners, Charlotte Aguilar struck the ball to the left post and Jessica Walker touched home to double the lead.

Grace Ashton added a third, promptly followed by the final goal from the impressive Sherry.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Karise Sherry.

Pelicans Ladies 2nds 1 Cambridge Nomads 2nds 0

Second-placed Pelicans consolidated their position towards the top of the table with a narrow victory over Cambridge Nomads.

Nomads started on top but Jane Hughes controlled the pressure admirably with support from Louise Walker, Marelize Verdoes and Katie Page, who had to leave the pitch with a knee injury.

Special mention goes to Chloe Richardson who stepped up from the thirds at the last minute.

The only goal arrived when a well-struck short corner from Hughes struck the pads of the Nomads goalkeeper before Sophie Mosedale followed up to score.

Goalkeeper Atlanta Stevenson kept Nomads at bay with some fine saves late on.

Grace Ashton scores Pelicans third goal (53563617)
Grace Ashton scores Pelicans third goal (53563617)

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Jane Hughes.

Pelicans Men’s 3rds 2 Bury St Edmunds 3rds 6

Pelicans had some challenges in the lead-up to this week’s match against the league leaders, with a lot of regulars unavailable.

By half-time, Pelicans found themselves 3-0 down. The second half saw Pelicans pick themselves up and reduced the arrears to 3-2.

But Bury utilised their full squad to benefit, increasing their lead with a further three goals.

Middleton Aggregates PoM: Chris Hallum.

Other results: Pelicans Ladies 3rds 0 Cambridge South 5ths 2, Pelicans Men’s 2nds 1 Norwich City 2nds 4, Pelicans Men’s 4ths 5 Norfolk Nomads 2nds 1.

Jane Proctor striking from the top of the D. (53563621)
Jane Proctor striking from the top of the D. (53563621)


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