Slaz mens 2nds had a tough encounter away at Leeds 6ths. The team was below strength to start, with 5 of the regular team unable to play. However, subs from the 3rds stepped up to fill the gap well.
The game was played at Horsforth, and their new pitch was slow, bouncy, bobbly which led to the team struggling to adapt in the first few minutes. However, the team maintained a high level of pressure; camping in the oppositions half for the first 20 minutes. However, the team lacked the clinical edge to convert posession and pressure into goals.
Ben Graham, Ste Roberts and Mick Claes were strong in midfield, and contended well with the surface, making several attacking runs.
It was from one of these plays, that Slazengers only goal was scored – a cross was fired in from Paul Johnson, which was swept into the back of the net by Ian Hedges.
After the restart, the game was more closely fought, with Leeds bringing themselves back into the game. Their equaliser came from a long aerial, which bounced past the back line, where it was fired in on the second bounce.
Slaz stay top of the league, and will be looking to get back to winning ways next week against L.A.Carnegie 4’s.