Slazenger 3’s were given a sobering lesson during their latest fixture against Hull University. They were guilty of not converting any of the many goal scoring opportunities they created during the first half hour of the match and were made to pay heavily once their period of domination was over.
Time and again great chances were squandered, whilst James Higgins and Rob Whawell coped well with the few Hull excursions into the Slazenger penalty area. It was almost inevitable that Slazenger’s went behind to the first penalty corner they conceded.
This setback was quickly rectified when striker John Sykes levelled the score from a penalty corner of their own. It was hoped that Slazengers were back on track and would continue to take the game to the opposition. This did not prove to be the case.
As good as the Horbury team had been in the first half, Hull simply didn’t allow Slazengers to play as effectively in the second half. They were fast and quick in midfield and were too skillful when in possession. Slazengers conceded another 3 goals from penalty corners and the further behind they fell the more dispirited they became. There were attacking threats all over the pitch and it became a thankless task trying to prevent wave after wave of pressure.
Final score was a resounding 7-1 defeat.