Slazenger seconds battled out a 1-1 draw with Tadcaster firsts.
Slazenger approached the match in confident mood after a strong performance the previous week. However, Tadcaster struggling at the wrong end of the table belied their position with an enterprising start that produced a surprised early goal.
Slazenger hit back almost immediately. For the rest of the half, they played fast, skillful hockey.
Mark Swinden produced a powerful performance to earn himself the man of the man of the match award, but it was not until late in the half, after a succession of penalty corners that Slazenger drew level.
They won a penalty flick and Stu Howie returning after a long break, stepped up to convert with confidence.
Slazenger dominated the second half but were unable to translate their authority into goals.
On Saturday, Slazenger are away to Harrogate thirds.