Slazenger would have taken a point at the start of the match against high-flying York, but were ultimately dissapointed having let a three-goal lead slip away.
The Horbury side began this North League East Division 2 fixture the stronger with Jonny White and Mark Swinden establishing an early grip in midfield.
It was no surprise then when they opened the scoring inside the first five minutes, from a well worked penalty corner, converted by Richard Whawell.
Slazenger continued to play some attractive passing hockey and Alec Gilston doubled their lead taking advantage of some panic in the York rear-guard.
The home side were in ecstasy as Gilston finished off an excellent cross from Paul Wiper who, in turn, had been set up by an intelligent cross-field pass from Whawell.
Slazenger suffered a severe blow when talisman player-coach Mike Thornicroft had to leave the field with a finger injury and whilst they were trying to reorganise their defence, York pulled a goal back.
Slazenger started the second half brightly , although too many attacks were directed down the centre of the field rather than down the flanks.
However, they were rocked back by a controversial York second, with the visiting striker having clearly kicked the ball through at the top of the circle.
Thornicroft returned to the fray bandaged up, but he was soon in the wars again suffering a cut to the head. He and the rest of the home defence were powerless to prevent York’s scrambled equaliser.
Slazenger could have crumbled at this stage but they held on for a point and nearly snatched a winner when York goal-keeper produced a tremendous save to deny Swinden a last-gasp winner.
Slazenger travel to Gateshead next Saturday for a 1:30pm start