Middleton FC have reached the Leeds & District Senior Challenge Cup Final after beating local rivals Carlton Athletic 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Yorkshire Amateur Football Club. The current holders, Middleton set up a final against neighbours Beeston St Anthonys at Elland Road on Tuesday 30 May 2023.
A rearranged fixture due to the previous meeting falling victim to the snow saw West Yorkshire League giants Carlton Athletic take on the ever dangerous Yorkshire Amateur League’s Middleton FC. A minute’s silence for Leeds United fans Kevin Speight and Chris Loftus on the anniversary of their death set the tone for a mouth watering semi final for two of Yorkshire’s best amateur sides.
Carlton took the lead early on before Tyler Bussue equalised for 1-1 before half time. Middleton came out in the second half the better side and Jordan Walker got in behind the Carlton defence before putting away a superb strike for 2-1. The rest of the half saw a battle between the two sides with each team having a couple of chances with some good goalkeeping on show but it was Middleton who held on to set up a great day out at Elland Road as they make the final for the second year running.
Middleton Team vs Carlton Athletic
1. Harry Bradley
2. Scott Burns (Man of the Match)
3. Jamie Kenny
4. Taylor Starkey
5. Callum Harrison
6. Craig Maynard
7. Tyler Bussue (Goal)
8. Sam McDonnell
9. Jordan Walker (Goal)
10. William Law
11. James Law
12. Khamis Jacob
14. Scott Jones
15. Liam Mudd
16. Daniel Chadwick
17. Jordan Duncan
Manager: Reece Mudd
Assistant Manager: Don Chadwick
Chairman: Andrew Mudd
Physio: Steven Gilmore
This post was written by Alan Jenkins
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