Slazengers Mens first team continued their good form with a well deserved 4-2 home win against Sheffield Hallam mens fifth team on Saturday. The game started at a fast tempo with Slazengers making all the running and soon took the lead when Ben Graham finished off a good team move following good work from Paul Wiper.
It seemed at this stage that Slazengers would run away with it but they took their foot off the pedal allowing Hallam to grab an equaliser. Slazengers picked up their play however and soon restored their lead when Jack Kitchen converted a short corner with a neat drag flick to go in at the break 2-1 ahead.
Slazengers started the second half stongly and doubled their lead when Richard Tuddenham, playing his first game for the club after a 13 year absence, fired a fierce strike from the top of the ‘D’. Once again however, Slazengers couldn’t maintain their intensity and allowed Hallam to grab a second and had it not been for some great saves from keeper James Walker, could have drawn level.
It was left up to man of the match Tuddenham to make the game safe with his second allowing Slazengers to see out the final minutes. Slazengers will look to make it three wins out of three away at Brigg on Saturday.
From Ben Graham
Match played at Slazenger hockey Club at 1:30pm on Saturday 5th February 2011