HOCKEY: Pelicans’ Ladies first team narrowly lost 2-1 at St Ives Seconds.
A positive display in the first half saw Pelicans take the lead through Rosie Booth, which was just rewards for some great passing forward play.
Midway through the second half St Ives capitalised on a wayward defensive pass to level the score.
More pressure from the home team resulted in a second St Ives goal which spurred Pelicans on and a number of scoring opportunities were created, but the St Ives defence held out to the end.
Another game where positive improvements are being made across all areas of the pitch.
PoM: Sophie Page.
Pelicans Ladies 2nd XI 0 UEA 2
It was an excellent performance by the Ladies 2nds – although it was a score line of 0-2 against a more experienced side, it was the way the young side has picked up on training and applied themselves.
Good teamwork provided circle penetration that created many shots, short corners and a penalty stroke. There was a high percentage on target, forcing good reaction saves by UEA keeper.
The squad showed enthusiasm and application and are willing to learn and improve.
Dereham 5 Pelicans Ladies 4ths 1
It was a late 4.30pm push back and the heavens opened.
The squad had several new players this week and only had 11 plus no subs. The rain was only light at the start.
Dereham had the push back and Pelicans started the game with some great passing and good teamwork.
Keeper Eleanor Jackson made some great saves and the defence worked well.
Tallie Bryant-Hammond took a ball to the knee and had to come off, which left 10 on the pitch. Dereham took advantage of this and managed to score.
Bryant-Hammond returned to the pitch and the first half ended 2-0 to Dereham.
After a half-time talk by captain Kassie Arlott, the team came out fighting and the rain stopped. There was a lot of great passing in the second half, the team were talking more and the passes were stronger but Dereham managed to put three more goals past the keeper.
However, the team spirit was still high. With a bit of confusion in the Dereham defence, Arlott managed to tap the ball past the keeper for the solitary away goal.
The whole team gave their all.
PoM: Charlotte Wheatly.
Other Ladies result: 3rd XI 0 Dereham 4ths 3.
Men’s results: St Ives 1 Pelicans Men 3.
Pelicans 2nds 4 Ipswich 2nds 1.
Ipswich Cranes 2 Pelicans 3rds 9.
Pelicans 4ths 2 Dereham 4ths 3.