Slazenger Mens 1sts team suffered a disappointing 7-2 defeat away at Northumbria St George’s – although the scoreline doesn’t tell the whole story. The hosts started brightly and Slazengers quickly found themselves two goals down before they found their feet and started creating some chances of their own.
But as the visitors pushed towards the Northumbria goal the hosts broke away and netted a third just before the break. The second-half began in the same vein with Slazengers pressing in search of a breakthrough only for Northumbria to attack on the break and net a fourth.
Slazengers persistence eventually paid off as they found a way back in to the game with two goals in quick succession through Andrew Birkett and Mark Butel. The visitors pushed forward for further goals but an injury to Matt Birkett left Slazengers with only ten fit players and allowed the hosts to break on the counter-attack and net three late goals.
Slazengers travel to undefeated Sheffield Hallam on Saturday.