Slazenger’s top of the table clash against Garforth proved to be just as difficult as anticipated.
Despite shading the first 15 minutes of the match Slazengers were unable to capitalise on their superiority and this allowed the opposition to get back into the game.
Both sides worked tirelessly in midfield with Jack Mumford and Ste Roberts having to work especially hard in limiting the opposition to only a handful of attacking opportunities.
Unfortunately, Garforth managed to score with one of these chances to take the lead. Slazengers however, were not disheartened and sought a quick response.
Fortunately they didn’t have to wait too long before striker Any Birkett was able to convert a slightly scrappy goal. The half-time score was 1-1.
Second half was really just about Slazenger’s digging in and trying to impose themselves on the opposition.
Once again however Garforth were perhaps a little more clinical in front of goal and when on of the opposition strikers was left unmarked he gleefully converted a fierce strike into the goalmouth for Garforth to take the lead again.
Slazengers continually tried to use the width of the pitch with wingers Ian Hedges and Dan Levitt constantly making runs for the team.
The Slazenger’s equaliser was probably the best move of the match with 4 simple passes, from defence, into midfield, out wide to the winger and then crossed into the goalmouth for Man of the Match Luke Gueli to reverse hit the ball into the bottom corner for a memorable goal.
This rejuvenated the home side who went on the attack looking for a winner which duly came from Ste Roberts who gratefully converted a loose ball in the goalmouth, from a penalty corner.
Despite a couple of late scares Slazengers managed to keep the opposition at bay to take the three points. Final score 3-2.