Slazenger played a strong game, distributing the ball quickly, moving it through to Isaac Fisher, Robert Cann and Matthew Smith; strikers in the making. In the first half, the match was well balanced, with several great opportunities for the home side. Unfortunately a strong back line and goalie denied all efforts. In return however, when Doncaster broke, they broke hard. The ball was distributed to the centre, with Slazenger having to take on Doncaster’s playmaker. The ball was moved through Slazenger’s midfield, finding the wingers who gave Rowan Tejura and Nathan Crowther plenty of work to deal with. Doncaster maintained the pressure, and Slazenger eventually conceeded off a short corner. By the end of the first half, Slazenger was down by 3.
The second half saw Slazenger apply far greater pressure, and look to be taking control. The midfield stood stronger, and co-ordinated to incapacitate the playmaker, cutting off the oppositions supply to the front line. In the end, even with the great pressure applied by Slazenger, they were unable to convert. Ian Gordon went close, and Isaac Fisher’s shot went wide of the post. Finally, special mention should go to Paresh Tejura, who’s level of enthusiasm was only matched by his clumsy destruction.