Slazengers under-tens won the latest Yorkshire Youth Hockey League tournament at Weetwood in Leeds – and went goal crazy in the process.
Four games yielded 14 goals, with just three conceded, and produced three wins and a draw to leave the Slazengers lads top of Group A.
They opened with a 3-0 victory over Airedale, with Will Gascoigne, Frazer Cass and Charlie Bland on target.
Next came a superb 7-0 win against Bridlington, which featured James Sanderson’s first goal for Slazengers. Alex Stacey scored twice, as did Bland – including a penalty flick – and the tally was completed by Gascoigne, with a great flicked shot, and Tommy Randle.
Gascoigne added two more goals, backed up by one for Stacey, in a 3-2 win against Leeds, which left Slazengers in pole position going into their final match against old foes Ben Rhydding.
This finished 1-1, with Cass scoring the goal that confirmed the Slazengers youngsters – who also included Aidan Coughtrey and Matthew Royston – as champions.
Meanwhile, the Slazengers B team won one and lost three of their four games, with Luke Swallow and Jake Keighley scoring in the 2-0 victory over Wakefield B. The defeats were all by 2-0, to Bradford (twice) and in the second game against Wakefield B.
Completing the B team squad were Luke and Joe Minchella, Lewis Killey, Dominic Sanderson and Tyler O’Connor.