Slazengers ladies thirds were determined to end the season on a high & carry on the winning format from the previous games. They started positively from the off & really took the game to Leeds who were then forced into playing a defensive line-up. Slazengers were pressing for the first goal & did not have to wait long for Rebecca Jessop to strike a great ball from just inside the D to get her name first on the score sheet. The Leeds goalkeeper was kept busy & was forced to make numerous saves, it wasn’t too long before she was defeated & Becky Stafford struck home for Slazengers second.
Slazengers third goal came from a well rehearsed manoeuvre by Gemma Whittam, great positioning by Gemma on the back post with a sweep into the back of the net saw Slazengers tally rise to three. Slazengers pressed on & after intercepting yet another ball, player of the match Katie Browne made an outstanding solo run into the D launching an unstoppable ball into the far corner of the net, a superb strike and the goal tally was now at four.
Half time team talk from Julie Finch & the general consensus of the team was that we could definitely play better. With great team spirit & determination Slazengers really moved their game up a level, the movement on & off the ball was fantastic.
Slazengers pressed on & after numerous attempts on goal from short corners, the fourth goal eventually did come from a short corner award. An accurate ball injected into a waiting Becky Stafford saw the ball laid off to a waiting Elle Poskett who lifted a lovely ball over the keeper to score Slazengers fifth.
Leeds did not give up & had a few breaks, however, Slazengers proved to be the stronger team on the day , another save from the Leeds keeper & a prowling Elle Poskett picked up the ball & put away her second of the game & Slazengers sixth. With only five minutes left to play, Slazengers showed great resolve & kept the pressure on the Leeds defence. The reward fell to an in form Elle Poskett who put away her third of the game & a well deserved first hatrick.
The final game of the season and a euphoric Slazengers third team finished 7-0 winners.