Slazenger Mens 3’s were looking for a good response to their recent defeat to Lincoln and were not disappointed with their efforts against Doncaster.
From the start Slazenger’s looked to retain possession and build good attacks from a strong foundation, unlike last week they were looking to utilise the flanks and hit the opposition on the break.
As always, Doncaster were strong at the back and it wasn’t going to be easy to break the opposition down. But the signs were encouraging from the off, with Jack Mumford and Ste Roberts working tirelessly in midfield to give wingers Dan Levitt and Andy Birkett quality possession out wide.
Slazenger’s first goal came from one of many attacks and it was left to Ian Hedges to sweep a loose ball into an open goal.
With Tony Walker, Mark Kitchen and Man of the Match Alex Calderley calm and in control at the back, the opposition had to work extremely hard to subdue Slazengers.
Luke Gueli increased the advantage with a piece of individual skill when he spun 360 degrees and whipped the ball low into the left hand corner.
Both teams were kept honest when the home side managed to sneak a lucky goal just before half time.
The second half was more of the same. Slazengers were composed at the back and worked hard in the centre of the park, ably assisted by the 3 substitutes. Slazenger’s third goal was on the cards for a long time before Dan Levitt intelligently pulled the ball back for Ste Roberts to smash the ball high into the goal.
Once again Slazengers conceded another soft goal before the end but were not to be denied the victory. Final score 3-2.