Report: 15-02-2004 – Mens 1st’s (2) vs (1) LA Metros 1st’s

Slazenger reached the final of the Mens 1st XI Yorkshire Cup after a dramatic victory scoring a golden goal in extra time to set up a mouth watering final against local rivals, Wakefield. LA Metros may be in the division below Slazenger, but they had not lost all season and the Horbury side were without several key players.Nevertheless, the home team started the stronger and opened the scoring from a Paul Wiper penalty corner.

The away side from Leeds tried to hit back but the Slazenger defence of Mike Thornicroft and Ben Wells tackled well an restricted them to a few scoring chances.

Jonny White made an excellent d├ębut in the Slazenger midfield showing good composure on the ball and making some telling runs and Richard Hutchins was a willing runner up front.

Slazenger looked to have sealed it, but with less than twenty seconds to go, LA Metros found a dramatic equaliser.

Slaz’ could have buckled, but they showed great spirit to recover from the hammer blow, with Richard Whawell the home side’s hero, calmly scoring the golden goal which took them into the final.