Another frustrating game for Slazenger Men’s 3’s away at Leeds, saw the Horbury team dominate the majority of the possession, but not for the first time this season, failed to come away with any points.
Despite the early start, it was the away team that made the better start and were soon creating good attacking opportunities with centre forward Byron Dean linking well with Dan Levitt on the right hand side. On the left wing Ian Hedges was outstanding after driving through the night from Scotland, in order to make the early meet.
Once again, despite all the good possession, Slazengers failed to convert any of these chances and we’re left to rue wasted opportunities when Leeds were gifted a soft goal after a sloppy misplaced pass created an overload situation, which they didn’t waste.
Slazengers remained unperturbed and continued to play good passing hockey but time after time they lacked the little bit of skill and guile that was needed in front of goal.
Occasionally, man of the match defender Tony Walker had to be at his best when Leeds did mount a dangerous attack but keeper Rich Smyth was on hand to help out.
For the last 10 minutes it was all one way traffic with Slazengers pressing the home team into their half with wave after wave of attacks, but Leeds stood firm. Final score 1-0.