Report: 01-10-2005 – Ladies 2nd’s (1) vs. (1) Bingley Bees 2nd’s

Newly promoted Slazenger began their third division campaign in front of a home crowd and earned a hard-fought draw.

The highly motivated Slazenger side were keen to make their mark in the new division and came out all guns blazing.

The first half was evenly fought, with both sides failing to convert their opportunities into goals. Colt player Tessa Downs joined the squad for the first time this season, playing well on the left. Unfortunately for the home side, Captain Mills tore ligaments in her thumb which resulted in her not being able to continue.

After the break Bingley continued to apply pressure but were unable to make the breakthrough due to the strong defending skills of player of the match Julie Finch. But after 20 minutes Bingley finally broke the deadlock to take a slender lead.

Not to be deterred, Slazenger held their heads up and in the final minutes of the game Chelsea Armitage ran high and latched onto a ball from midfield before skilfully setting up Julie Bacon who slotted home the equaliser.

Slazengers next game will be away to Dewsbury, tomorrow.