Slazenger seconds took a huge step towards safety with a hard fought and well deserved victory away at Bankers fourths.
It was always going to be a tough game with Bankers pushing for promotion, but it was Slazenger who wanted it more and pressed straight from the off.
The midfield was working well and with Tim Carr causing problems up front, it wasn’t long before the breakthrough came, Carr finishing well after some scrappy defensive play.
The visitors continued to play the better hockey and got their reward towards the end of the half when Ben Graham with a neat reverse stick finish to put Slazenger two up at the break.
Slazenger knew they would have to work hard in the second half and continued to cause Bankers problems.
They were rewarded a penalty flick after an illegal stop on the line by the Bankers defence, only for the keeper to produce an unbelievable save to deny Neil Croucher from the spot.
Bankers began to create chances of their own as the half went on, only to be denied by some fantastic last ditch defensive work, they did pull a goal back to make the last ten minutes interesting.
But Slazenger showed some fantastic fighting spirit to hold on for the win.
Murray Aymesbury took the man of the match award for some great defensive play.
Slazenger seconds are still not guaranteed safety, but with one game remaining, their fate is in their own hands.