Report: 20-11-2004 – Mens 2nd’s (2) vs. (1) Airedale 1st’s

Slazenger seconds recorded their second league win on the season with a hard fought but scrappy win over Airedale firsts.

The home side entered the game knowing that anything less than a win would not be good enough and that added pressure showed early on, with Airedale making much of the early running and home ‘keeper Tom Peniston making some good saves.

The visitors took the lead mid-way through the half after a mix up in the Slazenger defence, but this acted as spur for the home side who began to make all the running.

But the final ball seemed to be lacking and it was up to Rich Hutchins to step up and rifle a short corner strike into the bottom corner to level the scores at half time.

The second half was much of the same, Slazengers creating much of the play wiht Airedale hitting them on the break, but it was Slaz’ who got the break through, with Tim Carr showing a striker’s instinct to finish a good team move.

Although Slazengers finished the game with only ten fit men after an injury, they held on for a good team win. It wasn’t the prettiest hockey played this season but it will certainly give them confidence for the coming weeks