It’s a long long time since Slaz played a match without even getting one short corner – however this is what happened at Weetwood on Saturday. With Training cancelled on Thursday perhaps Slaz were a little unprepared, however Leeds Ladies’ top of the League position was completely justified by their performance on the day.
Leeds started very strongly and it soon became clear that this was going to be a hard game. Slaz managed to hold on for some time before conceding with some excellent defending by player of the match Amy Smeaton, but inevitably Leeds found the back of the Slaz net twice in the first half.
After a constructive half time team talk, Slaz put in a much better second half performance. Even then, they only managed to get into the Leeds D a couple of times. After lots of tireless work by the midfield, Slaz were eventually rewarded with their only goal – a tap in by captain Helen Hough after good work by Claire Mills and Amanda Sowerby on the right hand side. Congratulations to Leeds on a great performance!
Next week is away at Doncaster at 12.00, the last game before the Christmas break.