Mixed results for Slazenger firsts

Mixed results for Slazenger firsts

THE SLAZENGER men’s first team had not one match but two last weekend, drawing 2-2 with Hull on Saturday before a 3-0 reverse against Wakefield 2nd the following day.

Against league leaders Hull, Slaz battled in a hard-fought, physical encounter. Richard Tuddenham (left, in green) netted a short corner and a defensive error allowed Ben Jackson to score a second, but two well-taken opportunities saw their opponents take a share of the points.

Sunday saw a rearranged fixture against Wakefield and Slazenger got off to a poor start as two defensive errors gifted early goals. Tuddenham was denied a goal by the umpire before a third goal put the game out of their reach in the second half.

Slaz’s second team enjoyed a 6-1 win over Chapeltown Seconds last week, with Damo Greig, Alex Stacey and Asad Baig all netting twice each. The men’s thirds were beaten 7-0 by Barnsley, while their sixth side lost 2-1 to Airedale 3rds despite a Luke Minchella goal.

The ladies’ first team continued their unbeaten home run with a 6-0 victory over Halifax.

Slaz started strong, were solid defensively and led 2-0 at half-time thanks to two stunning short corner routines, before adding four more goals in the second half.

The thirds and fourths were both successful against Halifax teams as well. The thirds won 4-1 against Halifax Fourths thanks to goals from Linda Stacey, Helen Ramshaw and Caro Schofield (two), while the fourths faced Halifax Fifths and won 2-1 with Josie Hughes and Julie Bailey netting.

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