Slazenger were on the back-foot in Sheffield early doors but they found their feet to shuffle to a 4-2 victory in the Steel City.
They went behind as early as the 10th minute but owing to some excellent defensive work from man of the match Chris Rodgers, Tony Walker and the Whawell twins, Slazenger survived to half time without conceding further goals.
They reorganised their midfield in the second half and matched Sheffield in this department. And with more ball Slazenger’s forwards looked more dangerous and some excellent work from Richard Hutchins culminated in a good cross which was finished by John Sykes.
Slaz went into the lead shortly afterwards, with Sykes again finishing well and they gave themselves a two-goal lead after Matthew Green’s short corner strike.
Sheffield reduced the deficit with a well-taken goal but a fine save from Simon Killey shortly afterwards denied them a chance to make further inroads. It was an excellent all-round performane by Slazenger.