Saturday’s game was a very important fixture as it was between the top two teams in Division 4: Horsforth 1 at top of the table and Slazenger 2s in 2nd, with this in mind Slazengers was determined to play hard.
Play was fast paced throughout with breaks from both teams, Zoe Bacon created the first goal opportunity in the form of a penalty flick, due to a shot stopped on the line by a defenders foot, Sue Hope calmly executed the flick putting Slazengers in the lead.
Slazengers continued to make some excellent runs from cleared defensive balls but Horsforth then increased the pressure and scored 2 goals before half time.
With some tactical positional changes instigated at half time by captain Nerys Rollinson, Slazengers restarted the second half with a better formation and more able to prevent Horsforth from attacking down the centre.
Daisy Gee-Sanders, Millie Crowther and Elle Poskett did some fantastic runs and worked really well together up front which lead to an equaliser by Daisy. With continual supporting play from Stacey Binns and Lisa Minchella, Elle Poskett secured goal number 3 for Slazengers making the score 3 – 2.
Unfortunately even with some fantastic saves by Lisa Chappell and exceptionally solid defending by Julie Finch, Karen Bates and Lauren Carruthers, Horsforth managed to sneak in an equaliser before the final whistle, leaving the score at 3 – 3.