Report: 20-10-2012 – Mens 2nd’s (2) vs. (3) Doncaster 5th’s

Slaz travelled to Doncaster with a weakened side; only 8 of the regular 16 deep squad being available, and only 11 man squad; no subs. However, the team were looking to maintain the early season momentum, and stay at the top of the table.

The team began quickly. Byron Dean put in a fantastic performance as lone striker, and provided an outlet for the team to distribute the ball. Some good passing through the midfield put Doncaster under pressure early on and keeping the home team on the defensive. It was from this pressure that Slaz went ahead. Dean whipping in a fast ball across the “D”, with Ben Graham connecting with it, to smash into the roof of the net.

The goal lifted the visitors and they continued to press on. Unfortunately several further efforts were unable to find the net; a combination of some strong goalkeeping, and slightly inaccurate shooting.

Doncaster came back into the game, scoring an equaliser. However Slaz continued to dig deep and edged ahead again; a fast movement orchestrated by winger Matthew Stacey, crossed the ball in, Byron Dean in place to slot it away only to be stopped by the defenders foot. A flick was given, which Graham dispatched with ease.

Doncaster again forced back into the game, and equalised. As much as the visitors tried, they seemed unable to edge ahead again. Several chances went close from Dean and Graham. However with legs tiring, Slazengers were unfortunate to concede a 3rd with only a few minutes remaining.