Slazengers mens 2nd team suffered back to back defeats for the first time this season eventually going down 3-1 at home to Sheffield University Bankers mens 5’s.
In recent games Slazengers have failed to create chances but rectified that in this game creating a number of opportunities only to lack the finishing touch. Bankers started the game on the front foot and took an early lead after dominating for much of the opening exchanges. Slazengers could have been forgiven for expecting the worst at that point but everyone upped their workrate and Slazengers began to get back into the game. A number of chances were created and the equalizer came through Ben Graham following a short corner. Bankers took the lead again before the break and Slazengers nearly equalized when Asad Baig got free only to see his powerful shot come back off the post.
The second half was played through a torrential downpour although it didn’t affect the game, both teams played good hockey but neither could find the goal they needed. Slazengers had a number of opportunities to equalize but couldn’t beat an in form Bankers keeper and it fell to Bankers to secure the points when Slazengers were caught up field and a quick breakaway sore Bankers find the net.
Ben Graham took the man of the match award for Slazengers who will look at bounce back next week against Leeds University.