AFC EMLEY’S joint manager Ray Dennis plans on making “major changes” to his side after they slumped to a third league defeat of the season.
Played at Throstle Nest, the home of Blue Square Premier club Farsley Celtic, Leeds Met Carnegie beat Emley 2-0 in comfortable fashion.
The defeat means the Huddersfield side have conceded 16 goals in their first seven games in Northern Counties East League Division I.
Reflecting on the game, a disgruntled Dennis said he can’t accept that kind of result.
He added: “We’ve got to show a bit more commitment and professionalism.
“We played okay for the first half hour but as soon as they scored that was it.”
And speaking about the amount of goals Emley have conceded in the League so far, Dennis said: “It’s worrying but things are in hand.
“There will be major changes, I can’t accept that.
“I’m bringing more players in – we’re on with at least five at the moment.”
Carnegie opened the scoring on 39 minutes when a cross from the left found Gareth Johnson, who headed past the visitor’s goalkeeper to give them a deserved early advantage.
And, late in the second half, substitute Kevin Ryan converted another well-delivered cross, this time from Alex O’Brien, to double their lead and seal maximum points.
Emley’s best scoring chance fell to Lee Hill in the first half with a shot from just outside the six-yard box but the Leeds keeper palmed the ball round a post.
After the final whistle, Dennis added: “The players have tried hard today so I can’t criticise that.
“But at the end of the day if they are not good enough, they are not good enough so you’ve just got to look for better players.”
AFC, who slipped to 12th in the 17-team section, host Staveley MW, who are sixth, on Saturday (3.00).
Leeds Met: Le Tissier, Collins (Simon, Collins (Paul), Armstrong, Smith, Johnson, Elliott, O'Brien, Russell, Forrest, Harrison. Subs not used: Wildman, Rossiter, Ryan.
AFC Emley: Green, Hazelden (Nathan), Clark, Jagger, Hazelden (Sean), Leech, Joblon, Robinson, Hill, Birmingham, Laud. Subs not used: Manousious, Hawthorne, Dennis.
Referee: Steven Holroyd. Attendance: 308.