Slazengers mens second team took the spoils in the local derby with a hard fought 5-4 victory over local rivals Wakefield. It was Wakefield who started the brightest but Slazengers defended well and took the lead when right back Rowan Tejura broke into the ‘d’ and fired under the Wakefield keeper. A topsy turvy half saw Wakefield quickly draw level only for Slazengers to take the lead again through a Paul Johnson short corner strike.
Both teams were playing good hockey and creating chances and it was Wakefield who again drew level only for Slazengers to re-take the lead before the break. Wakefield had a short corner which was defended well and a fast break involving a number of Slazengers players was rewarded with Simon Randall walking the ball into an unguarded goal.
The 2nd half saw Wakefield come out the strongest and they drew level through a short corner of their own and took the lead shortly afterwards. Having gone behind for the first time in the game, Slazengers responded well and Randall grabbed his second deflecting a shot to wrong foot the Wakefield keeper. Slazengers continued to work hard and were rewarded when Matt Stacey fired in from a narrow angle to take the lead for a final time.
Wakefield pressed for an equaliser and it was up to man of the match keeper Ralph Toon to make an excellent double save in the dying seconds to deny Wakefield a point.