The new look Slazenger’s ladies 3rd team got their season off to a start with debuts from 4 players against Lincoln Roses 1st’s.
The match promised to be a tough encounter with Lincoln topping the group last season. Slazenger’s made a promising start with some good work in the midfield. The deadlock was eventually broken when roses converted from a penalty corner from a well executed drill.
Slazenger’s battled hard but few chances came our way. Just before the stroke of half time, Roses scored again with a top strike in the D. Half time team talk and with some inspirational words from coach Hayley Wood, slazenger’s heads were high.
Throughout the second half the play was again dominated in midfield. Slazenger’s could not get the ball up to their forwards; waiting to pounce. Just before the full time whistle, Roses converted again from a penalty corner. In all a very hard battled game which culminated in a 0-3 loss but with plenty of positives to work on and a thoroughly enjoyable game! The only way is up from here on.
Player of the match on debut was Linda Stacey for her awesome work rate in midfield.