Slazengers mens first team were back in action against fellow strugglers Brigg seconds after a 6 week layoff and came away with a much needed 4-1 victory.After such a long break, the game was always going to be scrappy and the first half found both teams struggling to keep possession. It was Slazengers however who began to get the upper hand, and took the lead off a short corner with Paul Wiper converting after the Brigg keeper had made the initial save.
The second half saw Slazengers build in confidence and they began to create more pressure culminating in the award of a penalty flick after a Brigg defender stopped the ball on the line with his feet. Simon Chamberlain stepped forward to cooly convert the flick giving Slazengers a deserved 2-0 lead. Brigg hit back however after Slazengers lost the ball in midfield and failed to clear the resulting cross. Slazegers weren’t to be denied though, Phil Midgley restoring the two goal lead after taking advantage of the self pass rule to drive into the circle and fire home.
As Brigg began to press higher up the pitch, Slazengers were able to hit them on the brake and Dan Perry made it 4-1 with a neat finish through the keepers legs towards the end of the game. Slazengers will look to build on this result through the second half of the season as they hope to fend off relegation, starting with a tough fixture away at Leeds university on Saturday.
from Ben Graham