Slazenger prepared for their upcoming league campaign with a hard fought match against higher ranked opponents Metrostars and can consider themselves unlucky to lose.
As expected, the visitors started strongly and made much of the early running with home keeper Tom Penistone making some great early saves before Metrostars opened up with a two goal lead.
With ten minutes of the half remaining, Slazengers began to find their feet and really started to put some pressure on the visitors, pressure which eventually told with James Walker netting his third goal in three games.
Slaz started the second half as they had finished the first, creating chances and playing some great hockey. Richard Hutchins worked hard alongside Ben Garside in the middle of the park.
The pressure told again with Slaz drawing level through veteran Andy Foreman. The game then developed into a scrappy end to end affair with both defences working hard, however it was Metrostars who took the lead through a somewhat fortunate goal.
Ben Graham made some blinding runs forward and Murray Aymesbury was as solid as ever, but it was the visitors who sealed it with the last tough of the game after Slaz were reduced to ten men.
Slazengers start their league campaign next week with a trip to a strong Doncaster side.