The second half saw a much improved team, the midfield duo of man of the match player Beccy Stafford & Julie Bacon distributed the ball well. Slazengers utilised the full width of the pitch with Heather Bates & Sally Thornton linking up well down the left side. It wasn’t long before all of the attacking play paid off. Slazengers were awarded a short which after the initial clearance Beccy Stafford put it away to bring the scoreline to 4-2.
Lauren Fealy was tested repeatedly in defence & remained strong, linking up well with Millie Crowther & Zoe Bacon. Slazengers needed to push for another goal which unfortunately allowed Horsforth to catch the team on the break & despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Chloe Bates, Horsforth scored another.
Slazengers certainly did not give up & after a couple of near misses Gemma Whittam stepped up for a fantastic reverse stick shot into the net. With the score at 5-3 and only five minutes left on the clock both teams were pushing hard for the next goal . The chance came to Horsforth, they managed to play a good ball around the keeper & an despite an attempt by defender Karen Bates of a goal line clearance , it was not to be & Horsforth scored the final goal of the game.
Final score was 6-3 to Horsforth.
Match played at Horsforth Hockey Club on 15th January 2011