League champions Pelicans end season in style

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Pelicans brought the curtain down on what has been an incredible season with another compressive victory against St Ives.The win extended their ten-point advantage at the top of the table.In truth, St Ives travelled to Alive Lynnsport and never really seemed interested in the game with nothing riding on the game it lacked any real intensity.The game should also have been done and dusted in the first 20 minutes.The home side should have found themselves at least six goals up as chances fell to captain Sam Phillips, forwards Jack Major and Harry Sampson and midfielders Kirwin Christoffels and Miles Doncaster. However, they found the St Ives goalkeeper in the way.Phillips also rattled the crossbar with a fantastic reverse stick shot. The deadlock was finally broken from a short corner which was well-won by George Van Aslst.The goal was scrappy but it was finally put across the line by Phillips. The second half followed the same pattern.Pelicans doubled their lead through Phillips following another short corner which was well won by brother Toby Phillips. St Ives responded to pull a goal back – the only real time they were able to beat Iain Page, Chris Page and Sam Major at the back. Goalkeeper Matt Bower had a relatively quiet afternoon, although, he was indebted to Iain Page for a fantastic goalline save from a short corner.Phillips completed his hat-trick from a third short corner after being set up by Page. Some chances fell the way of the tireless Ian Simmons, Jacob Craig and Phoenix Sherry.Youngster Ollie Booth impressed again in his maiden season in the first team and can look back on a real breakthrough season for himself. The final word on the season went to Jack Major who, after winning a penalty stroke after a foul by the goalkeeper, stepped up and dispatched it confidently. 4Way MoM: Iain Page.The season ended with a champagne celebration and a presentation to club legend Peter Lemon who umpired for the last time at Pelicans before retirement.Lemon has been a club stalwart for many years, both on and off the pitch and has since gone to umpire for many years in the national league, a truly fantastic achievement.Club president Charlie Lankfer presented him with a bottle of whisky on behalf of the men’s 1st XI and the rest of the club for his incredible support over the years.

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