A game in which Slazenger were hoping to take maximum points never materialised due to sloppy passing and ill discipline.
Slazenger conceded after 18 minutes following their own inability to pass the ball around the midfield, but the turning point came on the half hour when Tom Penistone in the Slaz’ goal was sin-binned for ten minutes for fighting with the opposition.
Young Lee Secker kitted up and went in goal but was unable to keep out two well worked short corner routines to leave the home side 3-0 down at half time and playing like a side who had condemned themselves to relegation.
The second half began mush brighter and Slaz’ dominated posession with Croucher, Carr and Hutchins linking up well from the middle and Amesbury dominating in defence.
The new impetus in Slaz play created two finely taken goals by Richardson and the home side were back in it but then their indiscipline got the better of them again s they chased a late equaliser with Hutchins and Walker sent off for dissent within seconds of each other.
Chasing the game with only nine men proved to be difficult then with Croucher taking an early break Slaz were never in with a chance as Halifax scored a decisive fourth goal in the final minutes.
Slaz will need to improve their discipline if they want to stay in the league and get points against high flying Hallam at home next week.