Pelicans fire eight but see East Women’s League title slip out of their reach

Pelicans produced a stunning display to beat Carlton Park 8-2, but could not stop Lincoln claiming the Division 1N title on Saturday.

Frankie Hall's reverse stick shot put Pelicans in front and soon afterwards Ella Picton showed close control to double the advantage.

Charlie Redhead skilfully swept in a third, but Carlton Park fought back to make it 3-2. Pelicans regrouped and Moore made it 4-2 before half-time.

Freya Le Serve added a fifth in the second half following a goalmouth scramble and from a short corner Kath Johnson made it 6-2. Pelicans were now firmly in control and Redhead hit the seventh, before Proctor's solo effort rounded off the scoring.

Norwich City are now four points adrift at the bottom after they lost 3-1 at St Ives and the team above them, Sudbury, won.


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St Ives were three goals ahead before Anna Horsley pulled one back following a surging run from Amy Campbell.

In the Premier Division, Dereham lost 4-1 at home to Holcombe.

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In Division 2NE, Sprowston drew 2-2 at home to promotion rivals Ipswich III.

Sprowston took the lead with their first attack of the game, Fong Chung firing home the rebound after Becky Laidlaw's shot was saved. The hosts continued to press and the second goal came from a short corner squared to Marie Hood, who sidestepped the defender and beat the keeper.

Ipswich reduced the deficit in the second half and, after Sprowston were reduced to 10 players through injury, the visitors found an equaliser to remain five points clear of Sprowston, having played two games more.

Danni Parke scored twice as Broadland beat Loddon 3-1 at home.

Parke opened the scoring in the second minute, following up after Tracey Buxton's shot was saved.

Loddon, despite having only 10 players, conjured an equaliser and might have taken the lead but for an outstanding save by Lauren Halliwell. Parke restored Broadland's lead in the second half after lobbing the keeper and, following a string of penalty corners, one was converted by Helen Brockington to complete the scoring.

Harleston Magpies II are on the brink of winning the 2NE title after their 3-0 victory against Yarmouth.

Anouska Hipperson's first time shot into the bottom corner set the ball rolling for Magpies and Lucy Whiting doubled the lead in the second half. Krystal Bishop's reverse stick effort completed a comfortable win for Magpies.

Wisbech II drew 3-3 with Cambridge University III in the Cambs Premier League, with goals from Shelly Jones, Gilly Dunn and Laura Overland.

Wisbech III beat Ely III 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Liz Manning and Emily Brown.

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