Report: 02-02-2002 – Mens Vets (1) vs (3) Adel Vets

Slazenger Veterans went out of the Yorkshire Veterans Cup, losing 3-1 at Adel in an entertaining encounter.

The more youthful Adel side opened strongly and the visitors had to dig deep to stay in contention with Ashley Smith working in defence and George Hutchins in commanding form in goal. However Adel’s short courner routine paid dividends and they raced into a two-goal lead.

But Slazenger responded well and pulled a goal back before the break when Keith Whittle created an opportunity for Ian Gordon to fire home. The second half was evenly contested with the visitors creating some good chances but they failed to close the gap and once Adel had scored again, the game was beyond Slazenger’s side.