Slazenger 4ths started their league programme sluggishly and were somewhat wasteful in possession, giving the ball away too often to build up any meaningful attacks. There was the odd isolated movement in the oppositions penalty area but Slazenger’s failed to have a meaningful strike on goal. Keeper Giles Field kept the side in the game with a handful of decent saves and Paul Johnson looked composed at the heart of defence in partnership with Matthew Feather.
In the second hald Slazenger’s woke up and started to build some progressive attacking movements with Tom Pitchforth and Rowan Tejura linking well in the centre of midfield. The first goal was a good example of possession hockey and players making intelligent moves into space as the ball was moved forward.Alex Calderley was on hand to slot the ball low into the right hand bottom corner after being put through with a telling pass.
The second goal, which won the game for the home side, was coolly finished after the ball had been passed with great accuracy to Rowan Tejura in lots of space at the far post.
Slazengers 4ths next game is away at Doncaster and is a 10.30am pushback.