Sadly Slazenger Ladies 1st team were unable to curb a current run of defeats at Boston Spa this weekend.
Although the opposition appeared to start as the stronger team, Slaz defended well and eventually got into their stride mid way through the first half, playing some good hockey and unlucky not to score. It was unfortunate that a Boston Spa goal in the last few minutes saw Slaz 1-0 down at half time.
Further disappointment came for Slaz as Boston Spa managed to score again almost immediately after the start of the second half. Slaz often showed a lack of urgency and off the ball movement and were unable to contain this well structured team.
Boston Spa’s well practiced set pieces and fitness tested Slaz who conceded a further 4 goals (3 from deflections) with no reply despite having 11 short corners and numerous chances.
Despite what the scoreline suggested, this game was a lot more even than in previous defeats and there are positives which can be taken and worked on. Thanks also go to player of the match Andrea Wallace for stepping up from the seconds to help, due to what is becoming an all too familiar squad shortage for away games.
Next week sees Slaz take on Ben Rhydding 2s. Again this will not be an easy game as they are doing very well given their newness to the League.