Slazenger’s up and coming superstars – the boys U10’s continue a strong run of form against some of the toughest opposition so far…..
Slazenger (0) v (0) Driffield
Slazenger have faced Driffield on numerous occasions this season, and yet again were up against a team with players at the top end of the age range. Missing regular centre forward Owen Bland, Slazenger were slow to find their feet and spent the majority of the match defending. Several short corners were earned by Driffield but they failed to convert these along with a shot at an open goal which resulted in a well earned 0-0 draw.
Slazenger (1) v (1) Leeds
Leeds, a physically stronger team, still celebrating from a 3-0 victory over Thirsk; came in to the game expecting a similar result against Slazenger. Displaying tactical passing and putting Slazenger under constant attack they scored the first goal of the game. Slazenger struggled to break their defence, but a good pass from Lucas to Niran saw Slazenger bring the game to an end with a pleasing draw of 1-1.
Slazenger (0) v (0) Thirsk
Both teams seemed more evenly matched although Thirsk had more chances to score in the first half of the game. Great defending by Slazenger and some excellent ball control from Will G made it difficult for Thirsk to convert any chances and the play became dominated by Slazenger. Neither team were rewarded with a goal ending the game at 0-0.
Slazenger (0) v (1) Driffield
Driffield opened the game with determination and soon had Slazenger on the defence keeping James Hayton, Molly and Will Fealy on their toes with some great saves from keeper Harry Buttery. In the end Slazenger couldn’t quite equalise and Driffield managed to win the game with a well struck shot that finally beat Buttery 0-1.
Slazenger (0) v (1) Leeds
A change in goal keeper by Slazenger put James Hayton in goal, and Harry as centre forward which saw more aggressive attacking against the physically stronger Leeds team. Failure to score from three short corners in a row due to great defending, Leeds were lucky to get one past the Slazenger goalie with the final result ending 0-1.
Slazenger (1) v (1) Thirsk
Thirsk, hungry for a win, were quick to net the first goal of the game as they broke through a tight defence. For the remainder of the first half there were few chances to score by either team as good passing midfield between Katy and Harry B kept play in the Thirsk half. Both teams were evenly matched and a break by Lucas, who passed to Harry meant Slazenger were rewarded with an equaliser to finish on 1-1.
Man of the Tournament went to Will Gascoigne who battled well in every game.