Slazengers boys retained their position as the best under-tens team in the county as they won the second tournament of the season in the top division of the Yorkshire Youth Hockey League, keeping an unbeaten record.
They won four of their matches at the Weetwood venue without conceding a goal and ensured they finished top of the A Division by earning a draw with Ben Rhydding in the last match of the day.
Goalkeeper Aidan Coughtrey had very little to do until playing his part to secure a point against closest rivals Ben Rhydding, while new player James Sanderson did well in a variety of positions. Matthew Royston and Fraser Cass completed the solid defence.
Slazengers opened in style with a 4-0 win against Doncaster courtesy of goals from Will Gascoigne (2), Charlie Bland and Tommy Randle, who was easily his side’s most improved player.
Gascoigne and Alex Stacey then netted in a 2-0 win against Leeds, before Gascoigne once more and Randle sealed another 2-0 win against York.
Bland (2) and Randle were the scorers as Wakefield were seen off 3-0, leaving Slazengers needing only to avoid defeat against Ben Rhydding to finish top of the section. This they did courtesy of Bland’s fourth goal of the day in a 1-1 draw.