Slazengers last pre-season friendly against Bingley Bees, proved to be ideal preparation before the start of their league fixtures next week.
The opposition were a young, skilful side, who despite going a couple of goals behind within the first 20 mins, scored by Aidan Hopkinson and Dan Levitt, were not easily deterred and gave the home side lots of problems to think about.
The goals had come slightly against the run of play and Bingley didn’t waste time in getting back into the game. Where as they were decisive and looked dangerous in attack, Slazengers were wasteful in possession, lacked imagination and were grateful for the half-time whistle having seen their lead disappear after conceding 2 goals in quick succession, due to poor marking.
The second half proved to be a close affair with both sides battling hard for dominance, but Slazengers improved their passing game and looked to be gaining the upper hand when the game was briefly paused to allow frayed tempers to cool. On the restart, Slazengers continued to press and a clever deflected shot past the impressive Bingley keeper, by midfielder Luke Gueli, allowed the home team a hard fought victory.