Pelicans Men 1st 10
Chelmsford 2nd 3
Pelicans bounced back from defeat last week at Old Southendian in superb fashion as they cruised past bottom of the table Chelmsford at Lynnsport on Saturday.
Seth Walpole got his side off to the perfect start, scoring twice, two neat finishes beating the visitors’ goalkeeper.
Just like two weeks ago against Ford, Pelicans played some superb hockey in the first 20 minutes which led to more goals.
Simons struck twice, once from a penalty corner and then following a superb flowing move which involved Johnstone and Collingwood-Smith. Johnstone found himself on the scoresheet soon afterwards after being set up by Frost.
Chelmsford however must be given credit for not giving up throughout the 70 minutes and pulled one back on the break just before half-time.
They started the second half strongly too and scored twice more. Major, Page, Henry and Allsop were all kept busy at the back but also did a superb job in breaking up attacks and starting them for their own team.
The Pelicans midfield also looked superb going forward with Dowers, Hoare, Frost, Walpole, and Collingwood-Smith all looking in excellent form. Simons went on to score two more second half goals to take his tally to four, firstly from an impossible angle he squeezed a shot past the keeper before then seeing another penalty corner hit the backboard.
Johnstone notched his second of the match after good work from Dowers at the top of the circle.
The final two goals for the home side came from Hoare who scored from inches out after being set up by Widdowson, who then completed the scoring himself from close range after being set up by Simons.
In truth Pelicans could have had a lot more but victory sees them move three points clear of the relegation zone.
Tomorrow Pelicans travel to Olympic Park for the second time this season to face high flyers East London.
4 Way Refrigeration MoM: Ian Simons.