Report: 08-12-2001 – Mens 1st’s (2) vs. (2) Norton 1st’s

Slazenger surrendered a two goal lead and were left hanging on for a point in this North East Division 2 contest.

They started brightly against the home side and it was Richard Whawell who finished off a Keith Whittle cross to open the scoring. Before the break, Whittle himself was on the score sheet to put Slazenger two goals up.

The second half saw continued pressure from the visitors but they were caught on the break by Norton who halved the Slazenger lead.

The hosts managed an equaliser with ten minutes to go. Despite goalkeeper Hellam’s best efforts, he couldn’t keep out a Norton flick and the game was tied.

Simon Chamberlain was Slazenger’s man of the match.