An update of this weeks fixtures and last weeks results
Last Week’s Results
This weeks’ “Team of the week” is the Men’s 1st’s, after their impressive 7-1 victory at Leeds 5th’s, including a double hat-trick for Richard Tuddenham! Notable mentions also go to Ladies 1st’s for continuing their winning run, and Men’s 4th’s for their beating of local rivals Huddersfield 4th’s.
Last weekend saw the final games of November and the results are in. While the ice prevented some games from going ahead, Tuddy made the most of it to put 6 in, moving to the top of November’s table. Everything resets for December, so get scoring!
Congratulations to Will Buckley, Holly Tyres, Keith Stevenson, Harry Buttery and Harry Gunning for being awarded their Level 1 Umpires award at the weekend!
Novembers Top Goalscorers
11 Goals – Richard Tuddenham
8 Goals – Aleks Kapinska
6 Goals – Caro Schofield, Holly Tyres
Last Week’s Match Reports
Ladies 1st’s (4) vs. (1) Dewsbury 1st’s
It was cold as ice and with the pitch unplayable for the early game, the ladies 1’s played the first game of the day against Dewsbury.
On a special day celebrating Mr Walkers half century playing for the club the ladies hoped to get the party started with another win.
Despite the cold, Slaz were walking on sunshine after a run of 5 wins and the question on everyones lips today was “who wants it??”
Taking the first push back Tyres seeing the glisten of the golden stick took matters into her own hands and with the wind beneath her wings whittled past the defence and after a couple of passes slipped the ball passed the keepers outstretched foot into the back of the net.
The young guns were having some fun with the younger Gilbert strong on the right while Mini Minch worked the left side. It wasn’t long before Minchella took the ball into the D and having seen her first shot saved, picked the ball up on the reverse and with the eye of the tiger saw the gap and quickly fired the ball goal bound.
The mid field were strong, stronger and strong enough making it clear to all that they don’t play no game that they cant win.
With the temperature rising, on the stroke of half time (reminiscent of last weeks end to the game) a short corner was awarded to Slaz. There was no reason to go to a flick this time, the team who clearly don’t stop believing converted the well worked set play courtesy of Hannah Field.
Half time score 3:0
The second half saw Dewsbury launch a fight back and after a sustained attack converted a well worked short corner.
Defensively – working as a unit no further chances were given and play returned to the other end of the pitch. Mini Minch took the ball – Gilbert the elder gave the call, and was able to pass the ball through the keepers feet into the goal.
Final score 4:1
Special thanks go to Will Buckley and Dave Brereton for umpiring. MVP this week was a 3 way split with Paige, Bubbles, and Tyres.
Ladies 2nd’s – POSTPONED DUE TO ICE
Ladies 3rd’s – POSTPONED DUE TO ICE
Ladies 4th’s (0) vs. (4) Halifax 5th’s
With snow on the hills all around, the ladies 4th team were pleased to find a clear pitch, though the wind made it feel extremely cold. However, Linda Stacey cleverly avoided the freezing temperature – 5 minutes into the game deciding that heading the ball would be a good way of defending and getting to a warm A and E. She was last heard re-planning how the team should lineup without her. Running on adrenalin, Slazengers then had a barrage of short corners against them which Lauren, Jo, Em and Sara defended really well.
Unfortunately, Halifax managed to get 2 past us by half time and we were unlucky when Maisie Davis’ shot went wide. The second half saw some great saves from Lauren Hattersley but without Linda, and some good presses against us, hit outs were difficult to get down to the other end. A great run and chance for Cherry to score just went wide, and Ashleigh Jones was all over the midfield and defence in her debut, earning a well-deserved Player of match award.
The final score of 4-0 was very respectable given that we didn’t have some key players and were playing five 13 year olds in very uncomfortable conditions. Thanks to Justine who came to sub then ended up playing all the game bar 5 mins and who nearly got Tart due to her shoes falling apart and requiring taping up to hold them together. Thanks to Jo too, who gave up a trampolining event in order to support a team in need.