On 15th February Slazengers 5ths Mens Development team travelled to Keighley to play Airedale. A lot of pressure had to be soaked up in the first 10 minutes of the match but the defence and midfield kept any shots on goal to a minimum. Applying our own pressure and keeping a good formation Slazengers spent a good deal of time in the opponent’s half ending with a short corner. Unlike some recent matches we were able to take advantage of this with Harry Gunning slotting home the ball in the Airedale net.
Up by one goal at half time and showing a great team approach the second half started full of confidence. However the second half saw Airedale determined to recover and they equalised with a high shot over Slazenger keeper Harry Buttery. Now with a challenge, a resolute Slazengers team stuck together and played good hockey for each other providing Alex King the opportunity to score.
The great team spirit and teamwork continued to build and Slazengers provided further opportunities before Alex King again finished well. Airedale 1-3 Slazengers. A great team performance by everyone.