Slazenger Boys U12’s began the year with a tournament, coming away with to wins from their four games.
Slazenger got off to a great start when Jenson Brook’s brace earned Slazenger a 2-0 win over rivals Wakefield. Brook was on target again in the next match against Airedale and James Bennett added a second. Airedale grabbed a late consolation but it was too little, too late.
Slazenger continued their good run of form into the next match and Isaac Fishers goal put them 1-0 up against Doncaster. However, Doncaster got back into the game and equalised before snatching a winner in the final seconds.
The final game against Ben Rhydding was a tough one and Slazenger faced an uphill struggle when their player of the tournament Tom Wrigglesworth was forced off the pitch with an injury.
The under-strength team battled valiantly and keeper Ralph Toon made several good saves, but Ben Rhydding eventually broke through with a deflected winner.