Report: 22-11-2003 – Mens 2nd’s (1) vs. (4) York University 1st’s

Slazenger seconds’ promotion hopes took a knock on Saturday following a hard fought 4-1 home defeat at the hands of York University.The game began at a frantic pace with both sides trying to settle in to their own rhythm. The visitors eventually settled and began to control the game with Slaz’ keeper Tom Peniston making some strong saves before York finally opened the scoring.

This gave Slazenger a much needed wake up call and it was the home side’s turn to control the game. Prolonged pressure paid off with John Sykes hitting home after good work down the left from Andy Foreman.

The second half began much as the first has ended with both sides pressuring but it was the visitors who made the breakthrough.

It became much more physical affair with Slaz’ trying to dominate their younger counterparts, a tactic which backfired after Jonny White received a yellow card for what can only be described as a tap.

The students then began to use their man advantage coupled with their fitness levels to control the game and kill things off with two late goals.

Slazenger will be looking to bounce back next week away to Huddersfield Seconds.