Slazenger Men’s 2nd Team travelled to Leeds Adel Carnegie and won 4-0. Although the final score looked impressive the match started out quite even and slaz didn’t score until the start of the second half. The first half did see slaz with most of the possession and creating most of the chances but slaz keeper Giles field did have make a couple of saves to keep the scores level, although the Adel keeper did have to make a lot more to keep his side level.
After the break slaz capitalised on Adel’s slow start and had soon scored their first goal. Matt green passed the ball to Ben Graham who ran into the ‘D’ and drew out the keeper and passed the ball across to Man of the Match Matt Middleton to knock the ball home. Slaz’s second came soon after with Matt Middleton passing the ball to Byron Dean at the top of the ‘D’ who passed back to Matt Middleton, who had followed his pass, who chipped the ball over the diving keeper.
With Slaz in control they continued to mount pressure on Adel but this proved risky as Adel came close with a counter attack which was dealt with a splendid save from the slaz keeper.
After this let off slaz did tighten up at the back but carried on mounting the pressure on Adel and it paid off as slaz got their third soon after. Simon Taylor made a charging run down the right wing and crossed the ball into the ‘D’ across the goal face and Robin Whawell tapped the ball back across goal for Byron Dean to deflect the ball into the bottom right corner.
With five minutes to go slaz capped off their great performance by getting their forth goal and Matt Middleton completing a well deserved hat-trick scoring off a short corner. The ball came out Ben Graham at the top of the ‘D’ who slipped the ball right to Matt Middleton who had a first time shot and went into the roof of the net off a deflection from a defender’s stick.
This was a great win for slaz and a massive improvement from the previous week, and more importantly their first clean sheet of the season. Slaz are at home next week against Doncaster 5’s.