Slazengers mens first XI suffered a heavy defeat at home to a very strong Leeds university side on Saturday eventually going down 7-1. As with most university sides, Leeds were a young, fit team with a number of subs to utilise and Slazengers found it difficult to keep up to their pace and although Slaz did control some good periods of possession, they found themselves 4-0 down at the break. This seems to be the pattern of the season, a poor first half is followed by Slazengers picking their game up in the second.
A number of chances were created throughout the second half with both teams going close, Leeds scoring first only for Jonny White to get on the score sheet for Slazengers. John Sykes went close for the home team following good work from Paul Wiper and anyone turning up to watch at this time would have been suprised at the scoreline. Leeds superior fitness began to tell and they scored a couple of late goals to make the scoreline more emphatic. Slazengers will hope that some of their injured players due back in the coming weeks will allow them to field a more consistent side in a season in which a relegation fight is surely coming.
from: Ben Graham