Slazengers mens first eleven travelled to Hull University mens first team knowing that after a 7-0 defeat at home, they would have to be at their best to get anything from the game. Slazengers began well and played with a confidence that has been lacking so often this season and soon took the lead, Ben Graham converting from a short corner.
Although Hull university had their chances, Slazengers controlled the first half and doubled their lead with Paul Wiper striking home a fierce shot after the Hull keeper had made a couple of good saves. The second half was a different affair however with the younger fitter university side beginning to control the possession and create a number of chances. James Walker in the Slazengers goal made some excellent saves but was eventually beaten twice to bring the scores level. As the game went on, Slazengers pressed hard knowing that a win would help their relegation battle and Dan Perry went through on goal only to be taken out by a Hull defender.
A short corner was given although most of the Slazengers team felt a penalty flick should have been the decision. Slazengers were unable to convert after the home keeper again made a good double save, the game ending 2-2.
Although a point was a good result for Slazengers, with teams around them also picking up points, it is much needed wins that will fend off relegation.
From Ben Graham