Slazenger Mens 3rd team’s semi-final cup game against York looked on paper a tough task against tricky opposition, but the away team didn’t cause the home side as many problems as was anticipated.
From the start Slazengers could afford to play a high tempo game, with a lot of energy, having 4 substitutes available on the sideline.
Man of the Match James Walker quickly got into his goalscoring stride when he converted smartly from a well delivered pass into the opposition goalmouth.
Slazenger’s defended well as a unit and then were quick to counter attack, making use of the flanks and looking to hit the space.
Despite lots of possession and forcing the opposition into conceding cheap possession the home side only went into the half-time break 2-0 up.
Second half York re-organised their team shape and pushed some of their stronger players further up the pitch. This did blunt some of Slazenger’s attacking options but the home team remained strong, limiting the opposition to the solitary chance that keeper Ralph Toon had to parry over the crossbar, despite this the home team continued to score with metronomic regularity.
Scorers Ste Roberts, Jack Mumford, Andy Birkett and Steve Johnson all contributed, with James Walker adding his second of the match to bring the final score to 6-0.
Slazenger’s therefore progress to the league 6 final next April.