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Sam Phillips registered a five-goal haul as Pelicans produced a dominant display with a 10-4 victory at Bourne Deeping.

The goals flowed at either end during a terrific encounter, which the visitors took control of in the second half.

Bourne Deeping twice came from behind to level the scores at 2-2 before the visitors began to take control to lead 5-3 at the interval.

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Pelicans 1 (52417453)

From the start of the second half, Pelicans controlled the game, working the ball around well and capitalising when in the opposition’s D. This resulted in another five goals.

Goalscorers were: Phillips (5), Will Lankfer, Jack Major, Sid Carpenter, Ed Brown and Josh Widdowson.

Pelicans 2nds 2 UEA 2

Pelicans twice came from behind to share the spoils with UEA.

Stuart Olley put Pelicans on the score board with a masterful penalty flick following an aggressive stick tackle on Peter Lemon.

Despite conceding again and going into the break 2-1 down, Lemon levelled matters in the second half.

Cambridge Nomads 4 Pelicans 4ths 5

Pelicans turned on the style in the second half as they came from two goals down to win a nine goal thriller.

Their only goal of the first half arrived as Clarke finished a move involving Means.

Despite some magnificent saves from Nasar, Pelicans went in 3-1 down at half-time.

The turning point came after the break when a sweet hit from Means was dived on to and deflected neatly into the corner by Allen.

Pelicans' third goal came again from Clarke, but the key to the success in the second half, were the performances of young quartet Hipkin, Grimmet, Maud and Lloyd.

Ben Human carried the ball into the D and found Means to give Pelicans the lead before Nomads made it 4-4 as the clock ticked down.

The winning goal arrived after Allen slotted the ball through to Maud who drifted right to pass a defender before rifling home from an acute angle.

Pelicans Ladies 4 Cambridge City 4ths 1

Pelicans started the game strong with some crisp, short and sharp passing and took the lead as Jess Walker converted from a short corner.

The persistent Jane Proctor doubled Pelicans' advantage going into the break before a fine individual effort from Karise Sherry made it 3-0 after the restart.

Pelicans maintained the pressure with player-of-the-match Sherry scoring a second.

Ely 1 Pelicans Ladies 2nds 1

A. Beck and Jessie Pack made some good runs down the left and Brown, nursing an injury, was on hand to place the ball just inside the post to open the scoring after a goalless first half.

Despite holding on to their advantage for the majority of the second half, Ely equalised late on.

Player-of-the-match was shared between Brogan Wright and Jane Hughes for their relentless efforts in a great team performance.

Special mention to Richardson and Stoutt, making their debuts from the third team, along with J. Beck, Beales, Howes and goalkeeper Stevenson.



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