Slaz were very happy to be re-united with the minibus for their trip to Driffield and hoped that they could soon erase last weeks’ disaster from their minds with a convincing win. However the day didn’t start very well due to a flat tyre and the team were delayed in setting off. Fortunately there were no further incidents on the trip apart from a slight scare for Chauffeur Mills (and potentially the rest of the passengers) on the bridge at Howden; but they arrived safely at Driffield.
The late arrival did not seem to disrupt them from their routine of starting strongly, the home team seemed to invite Slaz to attack their ‘D’ and didn’t seem to have any answers to the newly changed formation. Slaz put on lots of pressure and were quickly rewarded with their first goal, subsequently scoring a further two in an excellent first half. Goal scorers were Sarah ,with a brace from Captain Helen Hough (who had only that day been given a revised target to meet this season by Coach Woody). Slaz were playing some great hockey and went into the half time break at a comfortable 3-0.
The half time team talk encouraged Slaz to improve their goal difference and soon after the start of the second half a decent strike from Katie Browne found the back of the net. This was followed quite quickly by player of the match Helen Hough’s hat trick (which she swore was not poached from Amanda Sowerby but was ‘just making sure’). After her goal, the captain soon retreated to the bench to view how the team was playing and observed a further three goals being scored by Hannah Field, Katie Firth and Sarah Hobbs to bag Slaz a creditable 8-1 victory. Thanks go especially to GK Anna Vessey for all her vocal assistance, Hannah Field for her strong first team debut and finally to Driffield for providing the nicest teas in the League. Next week sees a home clash with newly promoted Leeds Ladies who to date are having a very successful season (and have already beaten Dragons).