Slazenger seconds struggled to get into their stride against hosts Sheffield fourths.
And as a result, they trailed 2-0 at half time and slumped to a heavy 5-0 defeat.
Birkett had a great chance to open Slazenger’s account early in the second half but wasted an open goal chance.
That was pretty much the story of the second half, Slazenger creating chances but failing to tuck them away.
Goalkeeper John Bagshaw took the man of the match award despite the scoreline – no else deserved it.
On Saturday, Slazenger seconds travel to York fourths, push back 2pm.