Slazenger’s seconds took a hard fought point off an experienced Doncaster side but will be disappointed not to take all three.
The Horbury side started brightly and used their pace to attack Doncaster down both flanks creating a number of chances only to be thwarted by the visiting keeper. As the half went on, Doncaster began to play the physical game that was expected of them, continually breaking Slazenger’s attacks down by any means necessary. It was just before the break however when the breakthrough came, Ed Richardson converting a neat short corner flick for Slazenger’s to go in at the break a goal up.
The second half started with much of the same, Doncaster trying to bully the game with Slazenger’s relying on playing fluent hockey. It was midway through the half when Doncaster drew level, however, after sneaking in at the back post. Slazenger’s continued to fight well with the package of Croucher, Amesbury and Webster linking well and when the ball finally fell to Richardson with the goal at his mercy, his slow motion flick was cleared off the line by the Doncaster defence.
Slazenger’s will still be looking for another couple of victories to ensure survival but this point will certainly come in handy come the end of the season.