Match Report - 28 Nov 2009, Leeds Modernians Football Club 2nds lost to Beeston OB
Beeston Sting Old Mods Res.
Beeston Old Boys.......4
Old Mods Res...........2
Mods Reserves made the trip to south Leeds, once again without their manager Andy Hick who was completing his coaching badges, and after the weekends performance Hick may need to call upon all his newly acquired skills to get his team back to winning ways.
Before the game even began, Mods knew they would be in for testing game, Beeston's Cardinal Square was boggy and narrow, any grass that was on the pitch was in dire need of a trim. It was the home side who adapted better to the conditions and right from the first whistle they had pinned Mods Res back, with a succession of corners and balls into the box.
The home side's first goal came from a corner from the left and, which the Beeston player managed to get above his man and squeeze the ball through an almost impossible gap between Shaduwa and the post. Even going a goal down didn't seem to wake up the visitors, who did manage a goal, against the run of play, with a incisive break away, which saw 4 or 5 quick passes down the right which led to Rob Wright turning his man and finding Captain Bowman who side footed the ball past the keeper to bring the Mods back level, 1-1.
Mods weren't level for long as Beeston responded well to the set back to score again before the interval, 2-1 down at half time and that was a score line that was more than kind to the visitors.
The second half began and a similar pattern of play was being set, Mods inability to deal with the long ball adapt to the conditions on the day saw the home side have a goal disallowed for offside, it could of been a pivotal moment in the game but, it wasn't. Beeston scored again to make it 3-1. The goal did seem to inspire the visitors who replied almost immediately when Beeston's keeper failed to deal with a high cross, Stenger's effort was goal bound, but cleared off the line and fell to Aide Shaduwa who finished emphatically from close range to bring the Mods back to within a goal of the opposition.
The next 15 minutes Mods Reserves had their best spell of the game and for the first time in the match looked the better side, that however was brought to an abrupt end, when a mistake allowed the Beeston front man to finish from close range, despite best efforts from Mods keeper for the day Dave "Bruce" Willis, who performed admirably between the posts with several fine saves.
4-2 and the game was over, the Cookridge side can have no complaints with the result, in a game where in all honesty the home side could of won more comfortably. A 4-2 defeat with your keeper being your best player tells the story of the match. Special mention has to go to both Bruce and Tom Brieder facial hair. The two lads moustaches didn't deserve to be on the losing side.
Mods will look to put the back to back defeats behind them and get back to winning ways with next weekend trip to struggling Ealandians Reserves.
Ben Bowman - "Its always nice to score, and when I do the result of the match is not as important. Did I mention I was the captain!"
Ryan Unsworth - "As debuts go, I think its one that will live long in the memory, I had limited touches, one to be precise, the ball hit me!."
Dave "Bruce" Willis - "Disappointing result today, but thrilled with my facial hair, despite rumours I look like a walrus".
Ben Mallinson - "We just need to get back to winning ways, usually the first 90 minutes are the most vital, and we just didn't turn up today"
Beeston OB 4 - 2 Leeds Modernians Football Club 2nds ()