A double header of hard away games was on the menu for Slaz this weekend. After being soundly beaten by Boston Spa at home, Slaz were not expecting an easy ride and losing key player Katie Firth within the first few minutes of the game did not help their cause.
Boston Spa took full advantage of the situation and managed to score first. It was an evenly matched battle however and with both teams having no subs there was no room for injury, so when Amanda Sowerby was felled and obtained what she thought was a back injury, she was forced to struggle on. The team had to be quickly re-organised in order to hold on until half time.
After the break Slaz almost immediately conceded their second goal and it looked like an uphill task for Slaz until a great strike by Sarah Hobbs was put into the goal by Hannah Field. After a bit of a discussion between the two, Hannah insisted that she should claim it as she ‘needed the money’. Fodder – are you bribing that child??
At 2-1 things were starting to look up for Slaz however not for long as Boston Spa managed to get a third goal. Again a spirited comeback by Slaz saw the injured Amanda Sowerby convert from a short corner to narrow the gap again to 3-2. Despite heavy pressure from Slaz in the last period of the game and a superb performance from player of the match Katie Browne rising to the occasion when Katie F was injured, the scoreline remained and Slaz went away disappointed but knowing that they had all tried their best.
The team wished good luck to their England Masters Triallists Eleanor Townend and Amanda Sowerby however as they drove home the jury was out as to whether they were looking forward to the Chapeltown game the next day!