Match Report

Match Report - 13 Sep 2008, Leeds Modernians Football Club 1sts drew with Shire Academics

An average performance by the Mods against an average team who will probably finish in the bottom half of the league come the end of the season. Shire took the lead midway through the first half, only for Stef Papa to equalise ten minutes later with a superb strike from just inside the box. Jonny Wilson was causing all kinds of havoc in the Shire defence, and this created Mods' second goal just before half-time as a defender put the ball past his own keeper.

Mods had chances in the second half to put the game out of sight, but some good goalkeeping and bad luck denied them of the all important third goal. Shire equalised with a far post header, before taking the lead when a long throw cleared both it's intended target and two Mods defenders, and the ball was steered in.

3-2, and the game looked to be drifting away from the Mods, but Stef Papa popped up in the 88th minute to gain a point (their first opening day point since 6th September 2003!).

Shire Academics 3 - 3 Leeds Modernians Football Club 1sts ()

Name Goals Details
1 Tyrone Sarucan  
2 Adie Shaduwa  
3 Tom Breider  
4 Ian Vinall  
5 Daniel Peacock  
6 Dale Mordue  
7 Rich Ewen  
8 Alex Pouncett  
9 Jonny Wilson  
10 Stef Papa   2
11 James Coulson  
12 Mike Sproats   for Ian Vinall (15 mins)
13 Matt Whiteley   for Jonny Wilson (65 mins)
14 Byron Wilkinson   for Adie Shaduwa (70 mins)