Match Report - 03 Apr 2021, Leeds Modernians Football Club Reserves beat Huddersfield Amateurs
Leeds Modernians vs Huddersfield Amateur - 3rd March 2021
We maintained a competitive edge throughtout the game, and despite never looking under real threat to lose the game we were far from convincing both in front of goal and in posession. We struggled to create any clear cut chances and we found playing simple football a challenge.
As a group of 11 on the pitch we have to keep things simple and maintain possession of the football, we do not need to look to score every time we get the ball and we certainly do not need to rush into giving away posession easily. Basic football, pass and move, pass and move... We play the ball around, and make the opposition run...
Out of posession we pressed well, and this will improve as fitness levels improve. We did win the majority in the air from set pieces but we should be doing better from the corners and free kicks as these won't come easily when we play against better teams. We had the lions share of set pieces in the opposition half and should have had the ball in the back of the net more than we did.
Some silly desicions in possession that we will improve on; long balls straight onto the head of their tallest centre half, not playing the simple pass quickly, indecisive desicion making and making unforced errors.
Huddersfield looked to play out from the back and out hard work pressing caused them issues and ultimately they gave up on this particularly second half up the hill.
Our substitutions made a difference, but full credit to everyone involved for grinding out a result against a well organised team with a clear game plan. Remember, this is a squad game and everyone has a role to play. Fixtures will come around quickly, training on Thursday evenings will be very important for the Presidents Challenge 2021 competition.
James France MOTM (again)
Notable performances from Billy and Charlie Glossop, and Kyle and Duval when introduced.
Leeds Modernians Football Club Reserves 2 - 1 Huddersfield Amateurs ()