Slazengers mens first team continued their recent run of form with a well deserved draw away at Doncaster and but for a couple of defensive lapses, could easily have come away with all three points. Slazengers started well and dominated the early possession only for Doncaster to grab the first goal after keeper James Walker was unsighted off a short corner. Slazengers didn’t allow their heads to drop however and soon pulled level with Jonny White driving home, again from a short corner.
Slazengers were now playing with confidence and good interplay between Ben Graham and John Sykes presented Paul Wiper with a strong chance only to see his shot come back off the post. A defensive mix up however presented Doncaster with a chance just before half time which they duly converted to go into the break in front.
The second half was much of the same, Slazengers playing some good hockey with Doncaster looking to hit back on the break. It was Slazengers who drew level though with Jez Whawell breaking into the ‘D’ after some good work down the right and he kept his composure well to finish neatly over the Doncaster keeper. By this time, Slazengers felt they could press on for the victory and should have had a penalty stroke when Phil Midgley was taken out when about to go for goal, only for the umpire to award a corner.
Slazengers didn’t let their heads drop and soon found the net, with Ben Graham finding the corner with a fierce strike. However it was again a defensive lapse which allowed Doncaster to equalize, their winger was left unmarked at the back post leaving him with the easiest of finishes. Slazengers take on Leeds at home next week and will be looking to build on some recent strong performances.