The ladies 4th team travelled for a floodlit game to York. It was an evenly matched start, till York managed to take control and kept Slaz on the defensive. Due to some brilliant saves from ‘Player of the Match’ GK Chloe Bates, Slaz stayed in the game . But after yet another short corner, York were able to net the rebound.
Slaz stayed strong after that and created a good chance for Alice Gascoigne, which was well saved. York got the upper hand for the rest of the first half, but with both Slazenger’s backs, Robyn Campbell and Catreena Ferguson, defending well no further chances were given for another home score.
Early pressure in the second half saw Slaz pushing into York’s half. This left some space for York to counter attack and the home team scored their second goal on 57 min. Play kept going from end to end and Slaz’s forwards Emma Claughton and Josie Hughes were unlucky to not get a good final touch to the ball to test York’s keeper.
After another quick break from York and some slow defending from Slaz the home team was able to outplay Slaz’s defence to make it 3-0. Both teams continued to create half chances, but neither were able to add any further goals.
It was another brilliant team effort from Slaz’s ladies development team, and a lot of positives will be taken from this performance.