Brentwood 1st XI  3
Pelicans 1st XI       5

BRENTWOOD trekked up to Kings Lynn hoping to avenge the 7-5 home loss in September.

The game certainly looked as though it would be high scoring, although for the home team.

Perhaps it was the long journey up or the two week break, but Brentwood looked frantic on the ball, and lacked any sort of composure. 

This was telling and Pelicans were able to capitalise with two quick, opportunistic goals.

It was at this point that Brentwood began to pick their game up, as they began to venture into the Pelican's half. 

The game shifted with Brentwood winning a penalty-corner. 

The shot was rebounded off the keeper a goal-line scramble saw Nik Hull slot one home to half the deficit. 

Minutes passed and Brentwood found another to draw level through Teale as Brentwood began to look increasingly dangerous. 

Brentwood had more chances to take the lead but couldn’t quite take them, and were made to pay, as just before the half, Pelicans slotted in a goal from a penalty-corner.

Despite going into the second half behind, Brentwood were confident that they would be able to pull it back if they picked up their game.

The half was contested strongly with a stalemate ensuing for the most part, although Brentwood experienced few clear-cut chances to draw level. 

It then took a mistake by Brentwood turning over the ball in the Pelicans circle to change this, as they raced down the field and took a goal on the counter-attack. 

This hurt Brentwood and they dropped off the pace. 

Minutes later, the Pelicans forward struck home with a blinding shot into the top corner of the goal. 

As the game drew to its conclusion, Brentwood contested but knew that they needed too much with too little time left on the clock. 

However, they managed to grab a late consolation goal through Nik Hull with his second of the match, delicately drawing the keeper one way with a finesse finish into the far corner. 

The game ended 5-3 and Brentwood were just not good enough for extended periods of play, and allowed the opposition back into the game after putting the squeeze on them, failing to capitalise on periods of dominance.

*The ladies match was postponed at the weekend because of a frozen pitch.