Match Report

Match Report - 21 Jan 2012, Leeds Modernians Football Club 2nds lost to Carlton Athletic (Senior Cup Quarter Final)

Mods' run in the Leeds Senior cup came to an end and the hands of the reigning champions despite a brave, disciplined performance.

Mods set out to frustrate and contain the West Yorkshire Prem players and force them into longer balls that could be picked off by the back four. A dream start for Mods came from Gilligan who's deflected shot looped over the keeper and put the away side 1 up. The next 40 minutes were played with Carlton dominating posession but being unable to create more than a couple of reasonable chances.

Depite playing up the slope and into the wind Carlton kept the ball with excellent composure and assured passes, on what was a surface well below the standard of their players. The equaliser came shortly before half time when a crossfield ball was met at the back post and directed across the 6-yard box to the striker who couldn't miss. 1-1 at half time.

Mods came out second half with the plan to keep their shape and discipline, in an effort to force carlton into long balls down the slope. This plan was carried out by all Mods players but despite the obvious temptation, Carlton were not drawn into longer passes and kept shifing the ball around well waiting for an opening.

Their breakthrough came afer 20 mins of the 2nd half after a slick move resulted in the Carlton player stroking to ball past Lewis and into the net. Mods' kept their shape and kept fighting for everything, but the killer goal came with 15 mins left after a subline through ball found the Carlton forward's superbly timed run and he slotted it first time past Lewis.

Mods can hold their heads high in the knowledge that they travelled as underdogs and gave themselves a chance agaist a quality football team from the West Yorkshire Prem who are the reigning Leeds Senior Cup Champions.

All involved today can be proud to wear the Mods crest on their chest.

Carlton Athletic (Senior Cup Quarter Final) 3 - 1 Leeds Modernians Football Club 2nds ()

Name Goals Details
1 Matty Lewis  
2 David Bergan  
3 Steve Wilkinson  
4 Jon-Paul Craig  
5 Ben Mallinson  
6 Mike Sproats  
7 Adie Shaduwa  
8 Tommy Stenger  
9 Ryan Unsworth  
10 Ryan Leadbeater  
11 Brendan Gilligan   1
12 Rich Ewen  
13 James Coulson  
14 John Ramsden